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.
A HIPAA incident would include the loss of Protected Health Information (PHI)
Risk management & compliance (RMC)
Working with campus partners to secure data and reduce risk.
Monitoring the campus network for vulnerabilities, attacks, and incident response.
Contact cybersecurity operations
Business systems security & Cybersecurity programs
Security for infrastructure and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and security education, training, and awareness.
Contact business systems security
IT policies, standards, and implementation plans.
IT asset reporting 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.
CISO, news, scams
The CISO perspective
Our New Year’s Resolution: Improve our IT security postureJanuary 20, 2021
Waking Up To 2021January 5, 2021
- More from the CISO
LastPass update & recommendationsMarch 21, 2023
Stay cyber safe—and go on a (virtual) scavenger hunt!October 14, 2022
- More Cybersecurity News
Scams & alerts
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.
Information security program
and work plan initiative
A UW System 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
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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