Information security is everyone's responsibility

Western Michigan University values access, collaboration, research, and the freedom to pursue education. As an institution, however, we are obligated to be in compliance with regulations such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry standards (PCI), and the Red Flag rules.

This information security program highlights the overall direction and vision of information security. It also brings a governance responsibility and ensures alignment with WMU's strategic plan. By breaking the program into sections, students, faculty and staff are helped to understand how they relate to the basic goals of the program. It is the responsibility of all users of WMU information resources to know and abide by the rules governing information security.