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University Technology Services

Policy & Standards

The policies and standards below provide the foundation for the Information Security Program.  IT 3.0 charges the University Information Security Office to administer the Information Security Program and coordinate all incident response.  It also empowers organizational units (OUs) to implement appropriate safeguards.

To read more about the relationships between policy, standards, and procedures or guidelines, click here.

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University Policies and Standards

These university policies collectively form the university's stance on information security.

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State of South Carolina Policies and Standards

 A a state agency, the University of South Carolina is subject to the State of South Carolina Division of Information Security and Privacy Standards.


Regulatory Compliance

 The university is subject to various federal and industry regulations (e.g. HIPAA, FERPA, PCI, GLBA, etc.)