Authorized User Policy
services of CyNet are used to support the research and
academic activity. These services are available to
Academic and Research Organizations as well as branches
of organizations engaged in open research. The services
are made available to members who agree to the official
AUP, and comply with any obligations that result from
organization or entity to be accepted as a CyNet member,
it must belong to one of the following categories:
Tertiary Education Organizations (public or private).
Organizations or entities which have been awarded
research grants from official funding bodies
(government or other institutions).
other entity which is acknowledged as carrying out
research or academic activity.
other organizations must submit to the managing board of
CyNet an application specifying the reasons for which
they believe qualifies them for CyNet membership.
reasons submitted must clearly identify the organization
as one engaged in academic and researching activities.
access and usage of the CyNet services will be revised
periodically in order to ensure they are up to date and
conform to international and local standards, policies
understood, that the members agree to comply with any
directives issued by the network operations centre that
may relate to operational and security issues. (Network
Operations Centre-NOC –
The following constitute unacceptable usage of the
for speculative or political actions and operations.
Extensive usage for personal or private work, or for
purposes that are prohibited by the laws of Cyprus.
insertion of viruses and destructive programs in the
network, with the intention of destroying systems or
Attempt to gain unauthorized access to computer
equipment or information connected to CyNet or other
networks that CyNet offers access to them.
Intervention in any way to the network backbone.
transfer of the right of access to services to third
party (other organizations, other campuses etc),
without the authorization from CyNet.
Any violation of the AUP will lead to immediate
cancellation of the service, and possible legal action
as these are defined under the Cyprus law.