Data Security

Data security is crucial to all academic, clinical, and business operations at Yale. All existing and new business and data processes should include a data security review to be sure Yale data is safe from loss and secured against unauthorized access.

Protect your data

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Good data security is about more than confidentiality, it’s about protecting our academic and business data against loss due to accident or technical problems. Yale has created a classification system that divides Yale Data into three types, depending on their importance, sensitivity, and potential for misuse.

Other data security resources

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Access additional links and information on protecting your mobile devices, practicing online safety, securely sharing files, and backing up data and files.