Missouri State acknowledges that its functions may require a certain level of privacy and protection, and it strives to provide a reasonably safe computing environment.
For complete information, please see the information technology policies. Below is a brief overview of how the security requirements affect web developers:
Protecting data and records
Websites that contain personally identifiable educational records, closed records, or personal information are required to use password protection, encryption and secure storage.
- Students have a right, however, to refuse the designation of this information as directory information.
- Any information that is unsecured can be found and accessed through the use of a search engine.
Password protection requires the web user to enter a BearPass login and password before any content is shown. Request a restricted website.
Missouri State secures its websites through secure socket layer (SSL). All centrally hosted websites, including those published from Web Press, are protected.
- Web forms that collect personal confidential information, such as social security, credit/debit card or bank account numbers must store their submissions in a database. Email is not an acceptable method for processing form submissions.
- Web developers or those with access to privileged information should never share their password.
Disclosure and publishing guidelines
Closed records and personally identifiable educational records should never be published to a public or insecure site.