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You can see the "public version" of ours here: https://protect.iu.edu/cybersecurity/data/agreement Best regards, Merri Beth Merri Beth Lavagnino, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT Chief Privacy Officer and Compliance Coordinator University Compliance, Privacy, and Risk (UCPR) Public Safety and Institutional Assurance (PSIA) Indiana University https://protect.iu.edu/mbl

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Message from hhoffman@ip-solutions.net

The obvious, IANAL statement first. Can you really hold your users "legally" liable for activity under their name/identity? I was unaware of anyone actually doing this. Most, that I know of link the userid/person for the purpose of enforcing AUPs, which I thought was a bit different then a legally binding contract. Cheers, Harry On 03/11/2013 05:06 PM, Jacobson, Dick wrote: > I sent this to the Policy Discussion list last week and received only one reply. Any more examples are appreciated. > > > For several years we have had an awareness "quiz" in place that individuals needed to complete before gaining access to our IT services. I have been asked to come up with verbiage that would accompany a click-through that would still allow us to hold our users legally responsible for IT activity under their name/identity. There appears to be a big rush on this so I am asking what some of you use at your institutions. > > > > Thanks in advance for your help > > > >
FWIW, we have a check box on the form used annually to change passwords, that both says they will abide by our policies and provides a link to them. Perhaps you might consider that as an option?
Message from hhoffman@ip-solutions.net

Right, I think (or thought) that's the point I was trying to make. Those click-throughs are in place as a policy reminder/enforcement vehicle. Internal, private organization policies are very different then legal, binding contracts. Cheers, Harry On 03/11/2013 11:32 PM, Valdis Kletnieks wrote: > On Mon, 11 Mar 2013 17:26:27 -0400, Harry Hoffman said: >> The obvious, IANAL statement first. >> >> Can you really hold your users "legally" liable for activity under their >> name/identity? > > Actually, those login disclaimers don't do what you think they do. :) > > In general, you're not going to enforce the full extent of the law on > "innocent miscreants" - you're going to give them a warning and remind > them what the AUP says and tell them you don't want to see them in your > office ever again. Because everybody *knows* that nobody ever reads the > "You agree to the EULA/APU to continue", they just click through to get their > goal accomplished. So unless you add a "enter the animal name from line 4 > and the arithmetic sum from line 6" question, they won't read it. > > (The only case law I'm familiar with in that area is all stuff you > really *don't* want to attach yourself to - it may win a legal battle > but you'll lose the PR war. See the Aaron Swartz and Lori Drew debacles > for examples why). > > If they're bound and determined to do something egregious and nefarious, > they're going to do it anyhow. And if they're one of your users, they'll > claim they didn't actually read what it said. > > What it *does* do is protect you from the indignant tenured professor who is > *very* upset that you were snooping through his activity without permission > while you were trying to find somebody *else*. > >
Dick,

During our account activation and 90 day password change process, people are exposed to our security awareness content. Content for graduates and applicants is minimal and consists of the following language along with some screenshots of sample phishing messages:

Continued use of your JMU eID account, binds you to the JMU Appropriate Use Policy and all local, state, and federal laws concerning computer and information use.

Your JMU eID password is private and should not be shared with anyone or any other service.

Password scams are common. JMU WILL NEVER ASK FOR YOUR PASSWORD. NEVER GIVE IT TO ANYONE FOR ANY REASON. Two of the thousands of scams we see yearly are shown below as examples.






From: <Jacobson>, Dick <dick.jacobson@NDUS.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv <SECURITY@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Monday, March 11, 2013 5:06 PM
To: "SECURITY@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <SECURITY@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [SECURITY] Security/Privacy Awareness click through

I sent this to the Policy  Discussion list last week  and received only one reply.  Any more examples are appreciated.

 

For several years we have had an awareness "quiz" in place that individuals needed to complete before gaining access to our IT services.  I have been asked to come up with verbiage that would accompany a click-through that would still allow us to hold our users legally responsible for IT activity under their name/identity.  There appears to be a big rush on this so I am asking what some of you use at your institutions.

 

Thanks in advance for your help

 

 



-- 
Gary Flynn
Security Engineer
James Madison University
For several years we have had an awareness "quiz" in place that individuals needed to complete before gaining access to our IT services. I have been asked to come up with verbiage that would accompany a click-through that would still allow us to hold our users legally responsible for IT activity under their name/identity. There appears to be a big rush on this so I am asking for what some of you use at your institutions. Thanks in advance for your help ********** Visit the EDUCAUSE Policy website at http://www.educause.edu/policy.
You can see the "public version" of ours here: https://protect.iu.edu/cybersecurity/data/agreement Best regards, Merri Beth Merri Beth Lavagnino, CIPP/US, CIPP/IT Chief Privacy Officer and Compliance Coordinator University Compliance, Privacy, and Risk (UCPR) Public Safety and Institutional Assurance (PSIA) Indiana University https://protect.iu.edu/mbl
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