Portable computing devices, including but not limited to Personal Data Assistants (PDA), Blackberry devices, iPhones, laptop/tablet computers, etc., are becoming increasingly powerful and affordable. Their small size and functionality are making these devices ever more desirable to replace traditional desktop devices in a wide number of applications. However, the portability offered by these devices increases the risk that information stored or transmitted on them will be exposed.
Murray State University allows personal mobile computing devices to be used for business purposes as long as those devices adhere to the guidelines as stated below.
The purpose of the Murray State University Mobile Device Policy is to establish the rules for the use of mobile computing devices. These rules are necessary to preserve the integrity, availability and confidentiality of Murray State University information. Any questions or comments about this policy should be directed to Information Systems.
This policy applies to students, faculty, staff, or individuals external to MSU who own or operate a mobile device that communicates with Murray State University’s equipment, networks, or stores MSU data in any way.
Listed below are the minimum guidelines when using a mobile device. Users must also follow additional guidelines which are defined in the Mobile Device Standard.
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. Students may be referred to Student Affairs for discipline. A violation of this policy by a temporary worker, contractor or vendor may result in action up to and including 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: