Availability – The expectation that information is accessible by CCCC when needed.
CCCC Community – Faculty, staff, non-employees, students, contractors, covered entities, agents, and any other third parties of CCCC.
Cloud Services – Consumer and business products, services and solutions delivered and consumed on-demand, using the cloud service providers’ pooled resources, and delivered over a broad network, such as the Internet.
Confidentiality – The expectation that only authorized individuals, processes, and systems will have access to CCCC’s information.
Confidential Information – The most sensitive information which requires the strongest safeguards to reduce the risk of unauthorized access or loss. Unauthorized disclosure or access may (1) subject CCCC to legal risk, (2) adversely affect its reputation, (3) jeopardize its mission, and (4) present liabilities to individuals (for example, HIPAA and HITECH penalties).
HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
HITECH – Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act.
Information System – Consists of one or more components (e.g., application, database, network or web) that is hosted in a CCCC campus facility, and which may provide network services, storage services, decision support services, or transaction services to one or more business units.
Integrity – The expectation that CCCC’s information will be protected from improper, unauthorized, destructive or accidental charges.
Internal Information – Data that is owned by the College, is not classified Confidential or Private, and is not readily available to the public. For example, this includes employee and student identification numbers and licensed software.
Mobile Computing Device – Including, but not limited to, laptops, netbooks, tablets, smartphones (BlackBerry, iPhone, etc.) and mobile broadband cards (also known as AirCards® and connect cards).
Private Information – Sensitive information that is restricted to authorized personnel and requires safeguards, but which does not require the same level of safeguards as confidential information. Unauthorized disclosure or access may present legal and reputational risks to the College.
Privileged Information – Refers to attorney-client communication.
Public Information – Information that is readily available to the public, such as the information published on web sites.
Removable Media – Including, but not limited to, CDs, DVDs, copier hard drives, storage tapes, flash devices (e.g., CompactFlash and SD cards, USB flash drives), and portable hard drives.
Social Media – Refers to tools that allow the sharing of information and creation of communities through online networks of people.