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University of Minnisota  Procedure

Report Information Security Incidents

Administrative Procedure

If you suspect a potential security issue involving any private information—whether the information is on a computer, on paper, on the web, etc.—immediately report the details to University Information Security (  Include:

  • Your contact information
  • The department involved
  • A brief description of what happened
  • A general description of the type of information at issue

If the suspected breach is on a computer/device storing sensitive or private data, use another computer/device to report the incident.

Questions about whether data/information is private, consult Examples of Public, Private and Confidential Information as well as the "contacts" listed in the policy.

Alert your supervisor, if appropriate.

To report anonymously, use the University UReport confidential reporting system.

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