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Information Security Program

Every employee shares in the safeguards of UMS information and resources. The Office of Information Security will work collaboratively with individuals and departments to ensure the security of University information and the information that the Universities are entrusted to protect.  Much of the information accessed is sensitive in nature and special care must be taken in handling this data. 

To view the University of Maine System's Policy and Standards, select the link below.

Policy and Standards

To view the Employee Protection of Data Administrative Practice Letter, select the link below.


Employee Protection of Data APL







Due to the prevalence of phishing attacks on the University, email notifications no longer provide direct links to where you can change your password.

You may change your password after you log into your campus portal or click the link below, and select "Change your UMS user account password".




Security Tip:


If you get up from your computer, lock it!

Prevent others from viewing or using your computer when you step away.


Logo showing the window key and the L key telling the user to lock their computer

For computers using Windows as its Operating System...


Picture showing keystrokes on how to lock a MAC keyboard

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Press Control + Shift + Eject on your Mac's keyboard.  This will put your display to sleep immediately, but will not ask for a password yet.


To enable the actual password option...

Go to System Preferences > Security and Privacy and select "Require password for sleep and screen saver immediately."

screenshot of MAC showing where to set password settings

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Telephone: (207) 973-3201 | Fax: (207) 973-3296
Express Message: (207) 973-3399 | TTY Phone (24 Hours)(207) 973-3262