Computer Use and Responsibilities
This document is based on the requirements stated in 21.01.03 Electronic Information Services Access and Security, 29.01.99.M2 Rules for Responsible Computing and annual compliance with the Information Systems Security Risk Assessment Report (ISAAC).
Access to University computer resources is a privilege and may be revoked from any user at any time, without notice, at the sole discretion of the University or other authorized representatives. Users that violate these policies, procedures, or laws are subject to disciplinary action including, but not limited to, those outlined in University policy.
Users should be aware that their use of University computing resources is not private. Although the University does not routinely monitor individual usage of its computing resources, the normal operation and maintenance of the university’s computing resources require the backup and caching of data and communication, the logging of activity, the monitoring of general usage patterns and other activities that are necessary for providing service. Individual computers can be accessed and activity monitored upon approval of an authorized campus official as per university policy.
To ensure the TAMUG system electronic information services are as secure as possible, various security management processes and procedures must be employed to eliminate the risk to various system information resources.
Here are a few that should be followed:
When planning a vacation, or if planning an extended leave of absence, please develop appropriate procedures for having someone else access the data, or software, on the computer assigned to you. Refer to step 3 above for documents. If email messages, contacts or calendar information from a particular account must be monitored, a delegate may be added to give permissions to access the email and calendar for you without having to have the password to your account and without having to access to your computer.
By receiving and using your Texas A&M University at Galveston account and password, you accept certain responsibilities and standards for computer use, which apply to all TAMUG computing resources.
The CIS Department is available to assist any campus member in their technological needs, be it a computer, network, email or any other technological device. To request assistance or report any issue with your equipment or any public computer equipment on campus, please contact the TAMUG Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 409.740.4480. The appropriate person will be assigned to assist you.