Augusta University ensures the comprehensive management of the integrity, security, and usability of institutional data. Through standardization, quality, and availability, Augusta University promotes a data culture of awareness, responsibility, and confidentiality.  

What is Data Governance?

Governance

Data Governance Structure will demonstrate accountabilities for the data assets of the organization to ensure proper use and handling of data being read, created, collected, reported, updated or deleted.

Management

Data Management includes the development, execution, and supervision of plans, policies, programs, and practices that deliver, control, protect, and enhance the value of data and information assets throughout their lifecycles.

Security

Cybersecurity refers to preventative methods used to identify potential threats and protect information and information systems from unauthorized access, compromise or attack through identity management, risk management and incident management.

Compliance

Compliance with regulations, laws, and policies (FERPA, HIPAA, Open Records Act, GDPR, GLBA, PCI-DSS) in addition to regular training, monitoring and auditing are necessary to ensure the security and integrity of institutional data.