Loyola Community,

As part of Loyola University Chicago’s financial compliance, the standards for the Payment Card Industry (PCI) requires that all faculty and staff read and understand the University’s overarching Information Security Policy. Fulfilling these annual compliance regulations allows the University to continue to collect payments via credit cards.

The Information Security Policy is the cornerstone of Loyola’s ongoing commitment to enhance and clarify our information security procedures. As part of our annual compliance process, it is important that we are all aware of our responsibilities in securing sensitive information. Please take the time to read the Information Security Policyand abide by it in the course of your work.

The policy provides the framework by which we take account of basic information security principles. Its primary purpose is to enable all Loyola faculty and staff members to understand both their legal and ethical responsibilities concerning information, and empower them to collect, use, store, and distribute it in appropriate ways.

Information security has come to play an extremely vital role in today’s fast moving computing environment. The importance of information security needs to be clearly highlighted so that adequate measures are taken to enhance the University’s daily business procedures and transactions, and to ensure that the appropriate security measures are in place.

As a leading higher education institution committed to both high-quality teaching and research, Loyola has an ethical, legal, and professional duty to ensure that the information it holds conforms to the principles of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. In other words, that the information we hold or are responsible for is safeguarded, where necessary, against inappropriate disclosure; is accurate, timely, and attributable; and is available to those who should be able to access it.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. Should you have further questions related to PCI Compliance, the Information Security Policy, or general information security, please contact Jim Pardonek at jpardonek@luc.edu.


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