Protect Our Info

Security is Everyone's Responsibility

When handling University information, it is critical to store, share, and access it safely. Information security begins when your device has multiple layers of protection, like strong passwords, two-factor authentication, and other tools like encryption.

This site is an action-oriented companion to Princeton's Information Security Policy, presenting concrete guidance regarding the proper handling of information by classification type. Familiarize yourself with these requirements, and play a part in safeguarding our information.

For information on Princeton's secure research infrastructure environment, visit the Citadel website, and for information on how to protect research data, visit the Research Integrity & Assurance website.

Get Started: Classify Your Info


Including highly sensitive information, such as social security and credit card numbers, Restricted information requires the greatest amount of care.

Unrestricted within Princeton

The University makes available web-based resources, course descriptions, and other information that is Unrestricted within Princeton, but still requires safeguarding.


From personnel information to donor records, Confidential information is not intended to be shared, except when necessary.


Public information may be freely shared inside and outside of the Princeton community, and is subject to minimal protection requirements.