PE-1 Physical and Environment Protection Policies and Procedures

Last Review: 10/1/22


The West Texas A&M Information Security Controls Catalog establishes the minimum standards and controls for University information security in accordance with the state's Information Security Standards for Institutions of Higher Education found in Title 1, Chapter 202, Texas Administrative Code (TAC 202).


To develop, document, and disseminate a physical and environmental protection policy that addresses purpose, scope, roles, responsibilities, management commitment, coordination among organizational entities, and compliance; and to establish procedures to facilitate the implementation of the physical and environmental protection policy and associated physical and environmental protection controls; and to review and update the associated policy and procedures.


The scope of these regulations and procedures are applicable to all information resources owned or operated by WTAMU. All users are responsible for adhering to this policy. If needed or appropriate, information regarding roles, responsibilities, management commitment, and coordination among organizational entities are embedded within these procedures.

Regulations and Procedures

The State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has chosen to adopt a select number of Physical and Environmental Protection Controls as established within the NIST SP 800-53 control family guidelines identified by the DIR Security Control Standards Catalog.  The West Texas A&M University President or his or her designated representative shall document and manage physical access to mission critical information resources facilities to ensure the protection of information resources from unlawful or unauthorized access, use, modification or destruction.