The Office of Information Security is responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and resources across our campuses. Policies are regularly posted and updated to assist in minimizing the security risk to university data and systems. Please revisit these policies often to be sure your department or office is aligned with the practices and requirements that make Washington University systems safe and secure for all users.

Information Security Policies, Standards and Guidelines


Policies are high-level statements of management intent.


Standards detail the roles, processes, and technologies for implementing policies in various situations.


Guidelines provide recommended directions for meeting policies and standards.