Policies

  • Local Administrative Rights

    As a matter of prudent data security policy, CITS does not extend administrative rights to local workstations to end users by default. This position is taken to insure the highest level of stability and security.  Computers are configured to a standard that provides for both environment that allows users to perform their daily responsibilities and prevents many support problems by insuring that changes are only made after testing and planning. 

    In this article:

    • Policy of Usage of Administrative Access

    • Limitations on Help Desk Support for administrative Account Holders

    • Procedure to Obtain Administrative Rights to a Local Workstation 

  • Software Supported

    CITS is responsible for providing access to software applications necessary for the University to carry out its mission. For the purposes of this document, access refers to acquiring, installing and supporting applications deemed mission critical by the TAC and, to varying degrees, applications requested by Schools and Departments. 

  • Appropriate Use of Computing and Networking Facilities

    This article describes the appropriate usage of Alcorn computers and its network.

  • CITS Security Policies

    Alcorn State University's Center for Information Technology Services (CITS), works to devise, implement, and routinely review policies that help ensure the security and safety of all the University's employees, students, and persons that interact with our University community and University networks. This article lists those CITS Security Policies for public view.