Human Resources

Staff Policies

III. Employment Policies

N. Data Security

The protection of confidential college data is expected of all Reed employees.  Protection of computers and computer-based materials is especially important since electronic materials are prime targets for hackers and identity thieves.

Unauthorized access to confidential college data can expose affected individuals –– as well as the college –– to serious financial and legal consequences.  Should data be compromised as a result of staff negligence, the impact on the college could be even greater.  Detailed guidelines for electronic data security are available on the Reed web site at:

Administrative Computing Services (ACS) provides security orientation to all new administrative staff.  ACS will also provide security training, documentation, and other assistance to staff upon request.  Please contact your supervisor or ACS at ext. 7600 if you have questions about security procedures or training.

Computer User Services (CUS) provides security orientation for incoming faculty and academic staff.  CUS also offers annual security check-ups for all faculty and academic staff.

If you believe that electronic security has been breached, that confidential materials have been compromised, or that computer equipment has been stolen, please contact the Chief Information Officer immediately at ext. 7254 (503-777-7254) or by email to: 

In the case of computer theft Community Safety should also be contacted at ext. 0 (503-771-1112 from off campus).


last revised: 10/6/2012

last reviewed: 10/6/2012

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