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Hello all,


I have a rather interesting question for the group and, please, no one laugh. At Princeton, we have always (since the 1700s) secured our financial data to a specific project grant, rather than at a higher level, such as by department. Now, we’re redoing our Chart of Accounts and people are asking, “Why are we securing things so tightly?” (amen). I do recognize that different rules exist between the publics and the privates and that is certainly an influence.


So, I ask the group if any of you are aware of any document or other reference that might begin to shed some light on this question. Everything I’ve found answers the more obvious question of what are the costs of not securing your data enough.  And, if by chance, you’ve encountered this at your campus, please let me know as well.


Any and all thoughts and comments would be greatly appreciated.






Ted Bross, Ed.D.

Associate Director, Administrative Information Services

Office of Information Technology

Princeton University

701 Carnegie Center, Suite 203

Princeton, NJ 08540

(609) 258-1569

(609) 258-9519 (fax)


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This has been a topic of discussion here, so I would like to see such a document if anyone has one.


Heidi Dollard

Associate Chief Information Officer

  and Director of Administrative Applications

Office of Information Technology

A263, Lederle Graduate Research Center

University of Massachusetts

Amherst MA 01003

413.545.6133 (office)

413.545.1234 (fax)