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Just curious if anyone knew if it’s required from an audit perspective to have faculty, staff and student acknowledge an Acceptable Use Policy on an annual basis? We have each user accept this policy before their account is enabled and wanted to know if this is enough to check the box. Also, if you require an annual acknowledgement, what technology method are using to have user digitally accept the policy?


Thank you,




Every time a user changes their password here, they are notified that in doing so they are acknowledging and agreeing to our AUP and are provided a link to the latest revision of the document. Since our users are required to change their password routinely, the requirement for the acknowledgment and acceptance of the AUP on a regular basis is also satisfied.


Michael Benedetto, CISSP, CISM, CRISC
Director of Information Technology and Deputy CIO
American Museum of Natural History
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We require an annual password change, and the process requires the acceptance of our usage policy. 



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