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TITLE 1ADMINISTRATION
PART 10DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION RESOURCES
CHAPTER 202INFORMATION SECURITY STANDARDS
SUBCHAPTER CINFORMATION SECURITY STANDARDS FOR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION
RULE §202.70Responsibilities of the Institution Head

The head of each state institution of higher education is ultimately responsible for the security of state information resources. The head of each state institution of higher education or his/her designated representative(s), shall:

  (1) designate an Information Security Officer who has the explicit authority and the duty to administer the information security requirements of this chapter institution wide;

  (2) allocate resources for ongoing information security remediation, implementation, and compliance activities that reduce risk to a level acceptable to the institution head;

  (3) ensure that senior institution of higher education officials and information-owners, in collaboration with the information resources manager and information security officer, support the provision of information security for the information systems that support the operations and assets under their direct or indirect (e.g., cloud computing or outsourced) control;

  (4) ensure that the institution of higher education has trained personnel to assist the institution of higher education in complying with the requirements of this chapter and related policies;

  (5) ensure that senior institution of higher education officials support the institution of higher education Information Security Officer in developing, at least annually, a report on institution of higher education information security program, as specified in §202.71(b)(11) and §202.73(a) of this chapter;

  (6) approve high level risk management decisions as required by §202.75(4) of this chapter;

  (7) review and approve at least annually institution of higher education information security program required under §202.74 of this chapter; and

  (8) ensure that information security management processes are part of the institution of higher education strategic planning and operational processes.


Source Note: The provisions of this §202.70 adopted to be effective March 17, 2015, 40 TexReg 1357

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