Office of Cybersecurity

The Office of Cybersecurity supports the CIO and the campus by leading and managing campus efforts to reduce risk. Strategies include appropriate handling of data, continued diagnostics, cybersecurity awareness training, and good processes and procedures to manage our intellectual property and other sensitive information.

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Report an incident

Report a HIPAA Incident

A HIPAA incident would include the loss of Protected Health Information (PHI)

Cybersecurity teams

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Risk management & compliance (RMC)

Working with campus partners to secure data and reduce risk.

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HIPAA security program

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Business systems security & Cybersecurity programs

Security for infrastructure and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and security education, training, and awareness.

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Contact cybersecurity awareness training

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Cybersecurity operations

Monitoring the campus network for vulnerabilities, attacks, and incident response.

Report an incident

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Endpoint management & security standards

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IT policies

IT policies, standards, and implementation plans.

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UW–‍Madison Policy Library

IT asset reporting policy

This policy:

  • Establishes an IT asset reporting program which provides the framework, guidelines, and requirements for reporting accurate IT asset data at UW–‍Madison.
  • Supports procurement, maintenance, security, and disposal operations, and assists with the identification of institutional IT spending.
  • Informs IT strategic planning and provides data to identify and resolve Cybersecurity risks.

IT asset reporting policy

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Strategies, initiatives & plans


2023-2025 Cybersecurity strategy

Malicious actors across the globe put UW–‍Madison’s data, systems, and digital assets at risk. To reduce our risk, UW–‍Madison’s Cybersecurity Strategy must also continually adapt and evolve.

Read the cybersecurity strategy

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Information security program
and work plan initiative

A Universities of Wisconsin initiative with a two-year work plan to bring all campuses in alignment around cybersecurity. UW–‍Madison is an enthusiastic partner in this initiative.

Departmental IT security baseline

About initiative

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regulatory compliance

Supporting UW–‍Madison faculty, staff, and researchers with compliance in multiple regulatory categories impacting protected and sensitive data including HIPAA, GDPR, CUI and PCI-DSS.

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The Endpoint Management & Security Project’s overarching purpose is to identify, procure and implement a common set of efficient and effective solutions before January 1, 2020.

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Self-attestion for firewall administrators

It is imperative that we remain secure behind a firewall (both physical and virtual) with proper Palo Alto infrastructure configuration. With this in mind, the team has developed a comprehensive self-attestation plan for firewall administrators.

More about firewall self-attestation

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