Monthly Security Reminder: June 2018

Data Classification and Risk

Welcome to the June 2018 edition of the Monthly Security Reminders email, brought to you by Wright State's Chief Information Security Officer. This newsletter will provide you with tips, best practices, and guidelines for how to better secure both your personal and university data. This month's focus is on data classification and risk.

All universities manage large amounts of data, which falls under one regulation or another. A few examples include:

  • HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • PCI-DSS - Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard

Some data is considered directory and public information, which can be viewed by the general public, unless a specific request is made to make such information private. To help all of us understand how to handle the various data types in a safe and compliant manner, CaTS has created a reference document, which can be found at

CaTS highly recommends reviewing the document and double checking your processes to make certain they comply with the various regulations we are subject to as a university.

If you have any questions, contact the CaTS Help Desk at (937) 775-4827, or email

For more security tips, best practices, and guidelines, visit the Information Security website