56.10.03 - Internet and Intranet Connectivity

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To define acceptable internet and intranet connection.


This policy will be reviewed every odd-numbered year by the director of Systems and Network Operations and the Information Security Officer (ISO) and will be approved by the chief information officer (CIO).



The CIO is responsible for providing internet connectivity for all TTUHSC El Paso network devices connected to the TTUHSC at El Paso network. Devices may not be connected to any other internet services without written approval of the ISO and Director of Systems and Network Operations.

The Director of Systems and Network Operations and ISO or their designees must authorize all network connections between the TTUHSC El Paso network and external government agencies or affiliated teaching hospitals. These connections must be controlled and monitored by a firewall or other security device under the administrative control of TTUHSC El Paso Information Security.

Access to the internet and intranet is granted for institutional purposes. Please refer to HSCEP OP 56.01, Use of Information Technology Resources for additional information.