Transmission Confidentiality and Integrity (SC-8)

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Created August 12, 2016
Revised September 1, 2016

Description

Confidential information that is transmitted over a public network (e.g.: the Internet) must be protected.

Applicability

This Control applies to all Texas A&M information resources. The intended audience is all users of university information resources.

Implementation

1

No university confidential or controlled information shall be made available via university Web sites without ensuring that the material is accessible to only authorized individuals or groups.

2

All confidential or controlled information transmitted over a public network must be encrypted with, at minimum, a 128-bit encryption algorithm.

3

Confidential or controlled data that is transmitted in an email message must be encrypted. (See SC-13, Cryptographic Protection).