In support of its mandate, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is responsible for the protection, security and management of the ‘Government Network’ and government information technology (IT) assets. It is critical that the Network and government IT assets are protected from unauthorized or inappropriate access or use. Inappropriate access or use of the Network and/or government IT assets, either knowingly or unknowingly, exposes the Employer to risks that may compromise the protection, security and performance of its information, IT systems and services.
As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the risk of inappropriate access or use of the Network and/or government IT assets, the OCIO has implemented the Acceptable Use of the Government Network and/or IT Assets Directive. The purpose of this Directive is to reduce the risk of inappropriate access or use of the Network and/or government IT assets by informing and educating end users of:
- Appropriate and acceptable end user behavior when using the Network and/or government IT assets, including the end user’s role in protecting and securing the Network and these assets; and
- OCIO’s authority to undertake specific actions where required to securely manage and protect the Network and its IT assets, including the right to monitor the Network and its activity, as well as access government IT assets.
This Directive is mandatory for all Government departments and public bodies supported by the OCIO to follow.
For further information, discuss with your manager or your department’s information management staff. General inquiries can be directed via Email to OCIOInfoProtection@gov.nl.ca.
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