The purpose of this policy is to advise users of security scanning procedures and precautions used by Murray State University to audit their network and systems. Other persons or entities, unless authorized, are prohibited from performing any such audits.
Audits may be conducted to:
Any questions or comments about this policy should be directed to Information Systems.
This policy covers all computer and communication devices owned or operated by Murray State University, any computer or communication device connected to the MSU network, any computer or communication device which has been connected to the MSU network if it is believed such computer or communication device has been used contrary to any MSU Information Technology policy while so connected, and all computers and communication devices that are attempting in any manner to interact or interface with the MSU network.
Murray State University shall utilize auditing software to perform electronic scans of their networks, servers, switches/routers, firewalls, and/or any other systems at Murray State University. This also includes scans of any electronic communication and e-mails regardless of by or to whom the communications are sent.
These tests may include:
Internal security testing on all Murray State University owned networks requires the prior approval of the Chief Information Officer. This includes all computers and equipment that are connected to the network at the time of the test.
Anyone found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including suspension of access to technology resources or termination of employment. A violation of this policy by a temporary worker, contractor or vendor may result in the termination of their contract or assignment with Murray State University.
Murray State University Network
Being connected to a Murray State University network includes the following: