Information Security & Network Services (ISNS) serves as the primary support for all information security, network security, network infrastructure, and web services for all campuses. ISNS also installs, configures, maintains, upgrades, and supports virtually all of the institution’s servers and telecommunications equipment.
What is Information Security?
Information security, commonly called cybersecurity, is the practice of protecting information and information systems from unauthorized access, unintentional disclosure, unapproved modification, disruption, and/or destruction.
Why is this important?
- Poor data handling practices can result in the unintentional exposure of confidential or sensitive data and can be a violation of state and/or federal law.
- Information security incidents can result in service outages, equipment damage, cause reputational damage to the institution, and expose students, employees, alumni, and guests to an increased risk of identity theft.
- Violation of IT policy can result in a student’s suspension or expulsion or disciplinary action up to and including termination for employees.