Category: Information Technology
Responsible Office: Office of the Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Responsible Executive: Vice President and Chief Information Officer (VPCIO)
Date Established: July 14, 2010
Date Updated: July 30, 2019
This departmental policy identifies the access and retention rules for log data stored on central servers and networked equipment managed by the VPCIO organization.
The VPCIO organization follows the retention guidelines found in the Guidelines for Retention of Security Log Data. Log access is restricted to University at Buffalo Information Technology staff. Log data may be provided to non-UBIT staff for litigation holds, FOIL requests, and security investigations. Log data may also be provided to non-UBIT staff for other university administrative purposes, as approved by the VPCIO organization.
Principles for destruction of log data
This departmental policy applies to log data on central servers and networked equipment managed by the VPCIO area.
Records of individual events that have happened in a system. They are vital for systems troubleshooting and analysis. For example, web servers automatically save usage and activity information such as the date, time, IP address, HTTP status, bytes sent and bytes received.
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Services