IT Code of Practice - Simplified Code

The following is a very brief summary of the main points of the University’s Code of Practice. You are expected to be familiar with the IT Code of Practice core regulations and accompanying guidance notes.

Further information about the new IT Code of Practice

Governance

Don’t break the law, do abide by University of Sheffield regulations and policies, and do observe the regulations of any third parties whose facilities you access.

Identity

Don’t allow anyone else to use your login details, don’t disguise your online identity and don’t attempt to obtain or use anyone else’s.

Infrastructure

Don’t put the University’s IT facilities at risk by introducing malware, interfering with hardware or loading unauthorised software.

Information

Safeguard personal data, respect other people’s information and don’t abuse copyright material.

Behaviour

Don’t waste IT resources, interfere with others’ legitimate use or behave towards others in a way that would not be acceptable in the physical world.