About Information and Infrastructure Assurance

Mission Statement

IIA's mission is to direct university-wide information IT security, IT policy, compliance, privacy, and enterprise continuity efforts, as well as provide operational security services that enable the university to excel in its research, teaching, and patient care mission.

Information and Infrastructure Assurance (IIA) oversees the big picture view of information technology (IT) security and identity and access management at the University of Michigan. We work to proactively mitigate IT security risks in partnership with U-M's three campuses (Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn) and the Health System. IIA's staff help to enable teaching, learning, research, and healthcare in a large open environment through balancing risk in a perilous world. We collaborate with individual University of Michigan units to develop a university-wide security strategy and to implement best practice security efforts.

Other primary IIA activities include:

  • Facilitating campus-wide IT security incident response activities
  • Providing security services such as security assessments and consultation, network scans, education and training
  • Managing IT security issues at the university level
  • Providing identity and access management services such as uniqnames and UMICH (Level-1) passwords, two-factor authentication, MCommunity, and more

For information about IIA governance, see Information and Infrastructure Assurance Domain on the Office of the CIO website.

Sol Bermann (CIPP) is the University of Michigan Interim Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). For brief IIA staff bios, see IIA Staff.