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Information Security Office (ISO)

The Information Security Office (ISO) continuously strives for daily operational excellence to ensure the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of University of Utah information technology systems and data through exploitation of appropriate security resources and best practices.

ISO comprises four areas (see org chart): Enterprise security; governance, risk, and compliance; Identity and Access Management (IAM); and security assurance.

Helpful Links

Secure those passwords! 

Familiarize yourself with the University of Utah's password requirements and guidelines.

 UofU IT News and Information

Security Advisories

MS-ISAC Advisories can be found HERE.

US-CERT Alerts can be found HERE.

ISO launches Canvas cybersecurity course for U students

UIT's Information Security Office recently launched a new Canvas course for University of Utah students discussing online safety and information security. The training also has been published to its training website and is available to the entire U community. The course and supplemental website focus on ways to enhance your cybersecurity, including creating stronger passwords, avoiding scams, and installing antivirus and system updates.

Corey Roach named interim Chief Information Security Officer

Corey Roach, Enterprise Security associate director in UIT's Information Security Office, has been named interim Chief Information Security Officer. Roach steps in for outgoing CISO Randy Arvay, who is taking on a new role as CISO at Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina.

The GDPR: What the new set of EU reforms mean for the U

While the General Data Protection Regulation applies only to those physically present in the European Union, the U and other organizations outside of the EU must follow the personal data regulations.

CISO Arvay moderates cybersecurity panel

Dr. Randy Arvay, the U's CISO and 24-year U.S. Army veteran, recently moderated a panel discussion "U.S. Military Impact on Cybersecurity." Held at Gardner Commons, the event was co-sponsored by the Gardner Policy Institute and Veterans Support Center.

It's our shared responsibility to stay safe online

Although the 2018 National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) campaign is over, it's never too late check up on your cyber hygiene. Visit UIT's NCSAM website for more information, including such topics as basic information security; network and physical security; education and jobs in cybersecurity at the University of Utah; and training opportunities for U employees.

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Last Updated: 7/30/19