Policies, Standards & Guidelines
We promote and support compliance with laws, regulations, and university policies. Visit the Office of Ethics, Compliance, and Risk to view information technology policies.
Faculty & Staff Workstation Initiative
The Faculty and Staff Workstation Initiative is a centrally-planned and funded program that provides a primary computing device and standard peripherals (e.g., monitor, docking station, and webcam) if needed to benefits-eligible faculty and staff members to perform their teaching, research, and daily job functions.
Identity and Access Management Standard
The purpose of this Identity and Access Management Standard (“the IAM Standard”) is to establish principles that govern the creation of GW’s digital identities, system, and application access and related account management functions.
Note: Access to the GW IAM Standard is only available to the GW community.
Cybersecurity Risk Management Standard
GW IT’s Cybersecurity Risk Management Standard (“IT Risk Standard”) provides a framework to help establish a common, risk-based approach for identifying, managing and mitigating cybersecurity risks associated with all GW IT Resources that collect, transmit, store or process data including those used for research, teaching and learning, and administration.
Note: Access to the IT Risk Standard is only available to the GW community.
Cybersecurity Guidelines for International Travel
Cybersecurity Tips & Best Practices
By embracing and implementing cybersecurity best practices, each one of us can play a pivotal role in enhancing the digital safety of our campus community. Explore practical steps to enhance your digital resilience and fortify against evolving cybersecurity threats.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act
All George Washington University including faculty, staff, contractors, and guests must adhere to specific policies (policy.gwu.edu) and various codes of conduct related to their university role. GW’s investments in network resources and internet access enabling this flow of information is possible in part because of the legal protections provided by the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA).