Roles and Responsibilities

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Everyone is responsible for doing his or her part to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of OPM data and systems in a safe and secure working environment.

Here is a summary of what you SHOULD do:

  • Do follow security procedures.
  • Do report security problems, incidents, and suspicious or unusual behavior.
  • Do ask for identification from unknown individuals, including maintenance people.
  • Do recognize the accountability assigned to your User ID and password.
  • Do use anti-virus software and ensure that its signature files are up to date.
  • Do follow Agency rules about installing software.
  • Do read end user license agreements.
  • Do shred sensitive documents before disposal.
  • Do log out or lock your workstation before leaving it unattended.
  • Do back up your local hard drive.
  • Do keep food and drink away from your computer and keyboard.
  • Do create passwords that are difficult to guess.
  • Do limit personal use of your system, especially email and the Internet.
  • Do ensure "need to know" before sharing information.
  • Do keep your laptop and other personal electronic devices safe while traveling.

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