The University of Wisconsin–Madison Office of Cybersecurity continues to improve security of campus data and systems, and more effectively manage information security and cybersecurity related risks. Cybersecurity is also working to meet the over-arching UW System Information Security Program objectives:
- Prevent loss of or compromise to highly sensitive/personal or institutional data
- Improve the security of critical system and network services
- Proactively assess, reduce and manage risk
- Improve crisis response, management and recovery.
“As we progress in meeting the goals of the 2 Year Work Plan we are truly moving the needle on improving cybersecurity and protecting important UW-Madison data and assets,” said Bob Turner, Chief Information Security Officer. “We are already seeing significant progress on Multi-Factor Authentication, Asset Inventory, Risk Management, Data Protection, and Security Awareness.”
The Office of Cybersecurity’s current focus is on hiring additional staff in support of these efforts. The Security Education and Training Awareness (SETA) group within the Office of Cybersecurity has completed their recruitment of a SETA Assistant, who started on January 7, 2019.
Cybersecurity has ten other positions in various stages of the recruitment process, in the areas of Cybersecurity Risk Analysis, Testing and Cyber Defense, and Incidence response.