OIT issues new Endpoint Protection Standard

OIT has adopted a new Endpoint Protection Standard to comply with the university’s Computer Use Regulation, which requires authorized users to take appropriate security precautions to protect and secure data residing in or on:

  • assigned university accounts and other university IT resources.
  • non-university IT resources.

The Endpoint Protection Standard outlines the minimum requirements, or security controls, for information system components that connect to NC State’s network and applies to users of:

  • personally owned resources and services.
    Device owners are responsible for implementing the specified controls.
  • university-owned resources and devices.
    Data trustees, data stewards and data custodians and their delegates (e.g., information systems development and support personnel, local area network (LAN) administrators, LAN technicians, system administrators, database administrators) are typically responsible for implementing such standards.

Campus IT support staff have the authority and responsibility to implement this standard for their respective areas and should do so in accordance with the Endpoint Protection Standard Implementation Phases.

OIT and campus IT staff are working to develop implementation strategies to meet the requirements of the Endpoint Protection Standard. OIT will provide more information to campus users as these plans are developed.