Information Security Policy Examples

These examples of information security policies from a variety of higher ed institutions will help you develop and fine-tune your own.

General Information Security Policies

Privacy Policies

Acceptable Use Policies

Data Classification and Governance



Disposal of Computers, Hard Drives

Identity and Access Management Policies


Physical Access

Incident Management and Response

Backup and Data Recovery

Email and Instant Messaging

Social Media

Cloud Computing

Technology Procurement

Mobile Device Policies

Minimum Security Requirements Network Devices

Networking Policies

Firewall Maintenance

VPN Usage

Web Application Security Policies

SQL Databases and Proxy Servers

Application Service Provider

Research Application Hosting

File Sharing

Risk Management

Security Monitoring

Security Training

DNS Policies



Software Licensing


See the EDUCAUSE library collection of sample policies from colleges and universities, including policies on privacy, passwords, data classification, security, e-mail, and many more.

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