absent: Harrison Gregg, Gerry Mager, Elizabeth Lucas, Judy Foote, Heather Mainville, Peter Schilling, Laurie Bouchard, Linda Serrell

1. Meeting cancelled May 11, 2007 due to the known absenses (almost half the team).  All agenda items moved to the June 8th meeting.

2. Revisions to CMS including resolved name, name searches, and address searches go live Tuesday, May 15th.

3. no meeting May 25th

4. next meetings June 8th and June 22nd (Webster 102)


2007 Minutes & Agendas

Best Practices

DRAFT rev 9.22.2006 The following are guidelines which should help you keep your data and College data safe. Protocols for Handling Sensitive College Data
DRAFT rev 9.22.2006

Security Polices for handhelds(BlackBerrys, iTouch) and laptops

The College has developed procedures for steps to take when laptops or handheld devices are lost or stolen.

Blackberry Security Guidelines

Procedures for Lost or Stolen Handheld Devices

Lost/Stolen Laptop Guidelines




Laws and Industry Standards Defining and Regulating Sensitive Data

Mass. Identity Theft Prevention Law

Signed into law on August 3, 2007, the state's Identity Theft Protection Law stipulates what the state considers protected personal data, steps to take in the event of a breach, and the ways in which personal data must be destroyed.

External Links

Amherst College Security Breach Action Plan Draft

Draft rev 04.29.09

I. Sensitive College Data

  • Click on the icon below to see the working file
    Sensitive College Data

II. Breach of Security

  • Known theft of sensitive data.
  • Loss/Theft of device, such as a laptop, PDA (Blackberry), CD-ROM, or flash drive, containing sensitive data.
  • Unauthorized access to sensitive data.


The CORE Team iincludes representatives from the various campus offices who use the college's Colleague database directly or indirectly via reports or data files and/or other college databases. The primary concern of this committee is the college's data, storage of the data, coding of shared data, data security, and state and federal laws defining and governing the use of sensitive data. The committee meets bi-weekly, at present every other Friday, 10:30am - noon.