Managed Security Services

Units throughout the university face rapidly growing threats to IT assets. They are entrusted with sensitive information (relating to students, employees, patients, research, and others) and are obligated to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information and the systems used to process it. Performing the necessary IT security activities requires specific training and expertise.

About the Service

Information Assurance (IA) offers Managed Security Services to fill the gap between requirements for information security and the resource limitations within many university units. Through Managed Security Services, IA provides a qualified university Information Security Coordinator to become a regular, part-time member of the unit, promoting consistent and effective IT security management.

Security Coordinator Role

The Security Coordinator will collaborate with unit staff to develop an IT Security Plan, then maintain the Plan as risks evolve over the years to come. Following the strategies prescribed in the Plan, the Security Coordinator's regular responsibilities cover multiple aspects of IT security coordination and administration:

  • Responding to information security incidents
  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Developing unit-specific policies and procedures
  • Providing education and promoting awareness
  • Implementing network-based attack mitigation
  • Assisting with the evaluation of proposed technologies

Contact Us

Please contact us through the ITS Service Center.