Risk Classification

Part of staying in compliance with Stanford's Minimum Security Standards is the proper handling of data.  Stanford data falls into three classifications:

  • High Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • Low Risk.

These risk classifications help determine who is allowed access to the information, and how that information is permitted to be stored and transmitted. (For example: High Risk data should never be stored on any of your computers or devices at ALL, without appropriate approvals from the data administrators or owners.)


If you are unsure about what you need to do, contact the IRT Service Desk at 5-8000 and the folks there will answer your questions.