Prohibited Technologies Announced by Board of Governors

The University of Florida has complied with the State University System (SUS) Board of Governors Emergency Regulation 3.0075 – Security of Data and Related Information Technology Resources, adopted on March 29, 2023. Regulation 3.0075 requires SUS institutions to remove technologies listed on its Prohibited Technologies List from any university-owned device. Additionally, these technologies must be blocked from the university’s network.

Effective immediately, the installation or use of Tencent QQ, TikTok, WeChat, VKontakte, and Kaspersky on any university-owned device, network, or to conduct any university business including marketing and advertising, is prohibited. Faculty and staff that have any prohibited technologies installed on a university-owned mobile device or computer are required to remove them and cease their use. The prohibited technologies are also now blocked from use on any UF Wi-Fi network.

UF strongly recommends discontinuing use of the prohibited technologies and removing the apps from personal devices as well. Taking this action will help protect personal information as well as university data. University information security staff continuously evaluate technology vendors, software products, and services. UF maintains a list of approved technologies on its Fast Path Solutions website. High-risk software and services that present an unacceptable level of cybersecurity risk are listed as ‘not permitted for use’. More information on the university’s response to SUS Emergency Regulation 3.0075 can be found on UFIT’s webpage.