Furman Box service provides an easy to use way to store and share data on Box.com servers. We urge campus users to be mindful of the type of data they place on the Furman Box service. Furman Policy 071.11 Organization Security and Data Classification defines three levels of security for campus data. In addition, FERPA defines requirements for when a service such as Box can be used. The Furman Box service does comply with FERPA requirements, and student class work may be stored on the Box service. However, such data should be carefully protected with appropriate permission settings. As such we advise that, with the exception for FERPA data, Box storage should NOT be used for Level 1 Highly Sensitive data as defined in Furman's data classification policy. The guidelines below are designed to help guide you, but please use good judgment in the use of this service, or contact ITS if you have concerns about what is appropriate to store or share on Furman Box.
Furman Data Classification Levels
Level 1 - Information containing social security numbers, non-public user or institutional financial information, credit card information or records specific to individuals or constituents considered to be highly confidential, or information that may be subject to state or federal regulations such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS etc., or information that is subject to audits, or that could have serious legal or financial impact to Furman, to Furman’s reputation, or to its constituents or employees if compromised.
Level 2 - Internal Use Only Data User personal demographic information or information available or intended solely for to University constituents only such as meeting minutes.
Level 3 - Public use data
We encourage you to review our official data classification policy here.