The University requires a large amount of sensitive information in order to keep running. From needing banking information in order to pay employees or requiring social security numbers in order to provide loans to our students, this information is necessary for our day-to-day business. Just remember: if you don’t need it, don’t ask for it. If you do need it, be mindful of where the data is going when it leaves your hands.
For more information about Information Security, visit smu.edu/infosec.