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Information Technology Controls

This section is designed to provide educational guidance and promote security awareness for computer users.  University data is processed by applications, stored on servers and databases, and transmitted over the network.  The information you use every day is important to your business operation and is also an asset to Boston College.  The Internet is a collection of computers linked to networks and is configured as an open uncontrolled set of connections to allow users to easily communicate with each other. There are minimal controls built into the Internet. Good information technology controls can help prevent

  • theft or disclosure of sensitive data
  • denial of service
  • viruses
  • loss of data

Click here to learn more about Information Technology risks and controls and general computer controls for the IT Enterprise, Applications, Servers, Networks, and Computer Operations.