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New Steward Start-Up Guide

Are you becoming a Steward of an already-registered sensitive folder in SAFER?

In this case, you are most likely taking over the role of Steward from someone else and are inheriting those folders as your responsibility.

If so, get started by reviewing:

  1. Sensitive Data Definitions and Policies for SAFER
  2. How It Works
  3. Steward Actions with Forms
  4. SAFER FAQ

Also review:

  1. The University Data Access Policy
  2. The NUIT File Sharing Overview

Make sure you quickly read and take action on any new SAFER requests coming in to you via email and fill out new forms as necessary.

Are you interested in registering Box folders in SAFER for the first time and becoming a Steward of those folders?

In this case, you are most likely a user of Box folders that have not yet been registered in SAFER and have been newly identified as containing sensitive data.

Get started by assessing your folders for their sensitive content and review the following for background and definitions:

  1. The University Data Access Policy
  2. The NUIT File Sharing Overview
  3. Sensitive Data Definitions and Policies for SAFER

Once you've established that your folders do contain sensitive data of the types that are appropriate for SAFER, start reviewing:

  1. How It Works
  2. Steward Actions with Forms
  3. SAFER FAQ

Identify two appropriate Stewards for each top-level folder that contains sensitive data (including subfolders). The same people can be Stewards for multiple top-level folders.

Begin registering your sensitive folders in SAFER by contacting Weinberg IT to set up your folder registration appointment.

Going forward, make sure you quickly read and take action on any new SAFER requests coming in to you via email and fill out new forms as necessary.

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