The purpose of this Policy is to outline the requirements for regulating acceptable use of technology at Brisbane Catholic Education’s (BCE) information systems and resources. This policy establishes baselines and general principles for acceptable use of information, systems, networks and devices associated with BCE’s facilities, including for personal use.
The use of IT facilities is critical to enable BCE to meet its business objectives. However, if IT facilities are used in an unacceptable way, BCE could be exposed to security threats and breach of legislative or regulatory requirements or suffer damage to its reputation.
This policy defines the acceptable use of BCE’s IT facilities to minimise the risk of a security incident resulting from the misuse of these facilities.
The scope of this policy includes all access to BCE data and systems and applies to ‘Everyone’ (all users), including, but not limited to, all employees, students, and parents.
This policy is considered relevant for ‘Everyone’ (all users), including, but not limited to, all employees, students, and parents.
This policy is influenced by external factors including:
Any violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. Brisbane Catholic Education reserves the right to notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities of any unlawful activity and to cooperate in any investigation of such activity. Brisbane Catholic Education does not consider conduct in violation of this policy to be within any users scope of employment, enrolment or association with BCE. Accordingly, to the extent permitted by law, BCE reserves the right not to defend or pay any damages awarded against any user, including, but not limited to, employees, students or parents, that result from violation of this policy.
Any user who is requested to undertake an activity which he or she believes is in violation of this policy, must provide a written or verbal complaint to his or her manager, teacher, principal, any other manager or the Director Employee Services as soon as possible.
Any request for exceptions must be lodged with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) and managed through the IT Security Exceptions Register.
Users should observe ethical standards of conduct. Unethical activities may include:
All users must:
Appropriate usage of BCE systems and network is expected throughout their employment. As such, users must ensure that:
Users must choose strong passwords. Poor, weak passwords have the following characteristics:
Strong passwords have the following characteristics:
The following rules must be followed to protect passwords:
Version 1.1 (November 2016)
Brisbane Catholic Education Office
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