Policy and Guidance

policies standards guidelines
The University's Information Security Office (ISO) is responsible for coordinating the development and dissemination of information security policies, standards, and guidelines for the University. ISO is also responsible for coordinating various regulatory compliance efforts as they relate to information technology systems. 

Cybersecurity Framework 

The University of Arizona’s Cybersecurity Framework is based on NIST’s Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.The Framework is a risk-based approach to managing cybersecurity risk.

Additional tools and guidance to help units conduct self-assessments will be coming soon.


Policies: High level statements, equivalent to organizational law, that drive decision making within the University. University policies are subject to a rigorous review process.  The University's information security policies reside on the University's policy website. 


Standards: Minimum requirements designed to address certain risks and specific requirements that ensure compliance with a policy or standard. These provide a basis for verifying compliance through audits and assessments. All units must meet the standards supporting the Information Security Policy and are encouraged to adopt local standards that exceed the minimum requirements.

Regulatory Reference