System Software

Purpose

To define policies and procedures relating to University of Houston corporate system software.

Scope

All University of Houston corporate system software and utilities.

Standard

System software and utilities are to be treated as application software. All rules applying to acquisition, implementation and access of application software apply to system software (in addition to any special security policies that specifically address system software).

Guidelines
  1. System software and package installation or maintenance tapes--Any and all system or package installation or maintenance tapes shall be kept in a secure, locked cabinet.
  2. Access to system dumps--Whenever a full system dump occurs, the information should be treated as confidential. On-line access to the dump should be restricted to systems programmers, and hardcopy or dumps should be shredded upon disposal.
  3. System software documentation--Any and all system software source code and object code in the form of paper, microfiche or any other medium shall be kept secured.