Data Security

Policies, Procedures, & Standards

USF has several technology policies, procedures, and standards to guide colleges and departments with their technology decisions.

Multifactor Authentication

In efforts to increase the security of USF accounts a multifactor authentication system has been implemented which dramatically improves compared to username and password combinations alone.

Collection of SSN

Florida law provides that public agencies, including USF, must notify individuals of the circumstances that would require the collection and use of social security numbers. Florida Statute 119.071(5) specifically authorizes USF to collect SSN’s when it is imperative in the performance of its duties. The following are the general scenarios under which USF will collect and use social security numbers:

More Resources

Find more information on securing your data at the following non-USF affiliated links.