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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.

You should also alert your supervisor.

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