System Administrators' Responsibilities

Systems administrators are held to a higher standard than the average user because they have the capability and responsibility to maintain system integrity. In the UNIX operating system such users are given root or super-user access which allows them to read, write, or execute any file on the system. Thus systems administrators must be entrusted with the security and privacy of all data on the network.

6.1 Privacy Considerations

Systems administrators have access to users' private information. Systems administrators are required protect the confidentiality and integrity of this information.

6.2 Liability

Systems administrators are not liable for any loss of data or loss of service on the College of Engineering network.

6.3 Investigation of Violations

Systems administrators are charged with investigating violations of College of Engineering network policy. During such investigations, the systems administrators may have complete access to all data on the College of Engineering network as needed for the investigation.

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2012