Data Management

Data management is the protection of information, which is collected, processed and stored for business and academic use.

Data privacy, classification and protection standards at Towson University require that every employee takes appropriate measures to safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data throughout its lifecycle, from creation to destruction.

The Office of Information Security provides guidance and requirements on how to safely use and handle data (PDF), who is responsible for TU data and how to determine data type at TU.

Watch this video to learn more about handling confidential data at TU:

 

Policies

To learn more about how TU manages and utilizes data and to view data-related policies, visit the university's Information Technology Policies webpage, and and review roles and responsibilities as applied to Data Governance.

Identity Finder and other tools

  • Spirion Identity Finder scans your computer or laptop for Personally Identifiable Information (PII). If PII is found, Spirion Identity Finder provides a way to remediate it. TU faculty and staff computers may be automatically performing regular searches (PDF) using this security software, so don't be alarmed if you see alerts. Contact the OTS Faculty/Staff Help Center at 410-704-5151 with any questions or issues.
  • Access resources and instructions for helping to protect university data, your computer, and PII on the Information Security Tools webpage.
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