MedIT and the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry have mandated important IT standards and policies to protect information, increase security and improve services.

IT policies help further the faculty's mission, inform and educate the FoMD community about best practices, promote faculty-wide operational efficiencies, reduce institutional risk, and specify accountabilities. IT policies also help ensure compliance with applicable regulations, laws and other non-IT institutional policies.

Below are links to IT policies, standards and guidelines, and associated security policies:

  • The Encryption Policy defines the faculty's encryption mandate for protecting sensitive data. Whenever any sensitive information is deemed private and confidential, authorized encryption methods must be used to protect it.
  • The IT Service Standardization Policy defines the faculty's hardware and software standards for MedIT service support. Standardization promotes increased efficiency, while reducing overall IT support costs across the Faculty.
  • The USB Device Usage Policy governs the usage of encrypted USB devices for the transmission of information. It reduces the spread of unwanted threats (such as viruses, trojans) to faculty's network and other IT infrastructure.