Security

Information Classification and Handling Policy

The University has developed an Information Classification and Handling Policy to ensure that information is handled according to the risk or impact to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.

The purpose of this policy is to ensure the appropriate handling of all formats of information by establishing a University-wide system of categorising information in relation to its sensitivity. The Policy also defines rules for the handling of each category of information.

Windows Domain Users

Most Windows users should be logged into the Caledonian domain. If a user attempts to view a page blocked under the IT Security Policy, an information page similar to this will be displayed.

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Internet Explorer (IE) users may first be prompted with a dialog box similar to that shown below. Click Yes. The information page should now be displayed.

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Non domain and Mac Users

You need to complete a separate web authentication process before any external internet content can be retrieved. It is therefore wise to web authenticate immediately after logging into the PC or Mac.

The web authentication process requires that pop up blocking is turned off for gcal.ac.uk web sites. If this is not done the authentication session will timeout after 1 minute. This means you will have to repeat of the authentication process. The web authentication process also requires Java to be installed on the system.

To authenticate, open a web browser and navigate to an external web page.

The web access authentication page will be displayed and the user prompted to enter their domain login credentials.

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After successfully authenticating, a separate window will open. This window can be minimised but should not be closed during the current login session. Closing this window will require the user to re-authenticate.
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