UI Security Program

UI Security Program Overview

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s campus Technology Services unit has a dedicated Privacy & Cybersecurity team that provides technical solutions, responds to threats, and helps the campus community understand data risk and how to minimize it. It offers training for general users as well as more in-depth resources for individuals who provide technical support for their units on campus. The team adopts new capabilities and industry best practices as industry standards and university needs warrant, provides ongoing incident and emerging threat response activities and coordination among stakeholders, and supports university leaders with access to information security data and knowledge about risks. It develops partnerships, facilitates stakeholder engagement and awareness, and educates the university community to develop a risk-aware culture.

In addition, the University of Illinois System (comprising the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, the University of Illinois Chicago, and the University of Illinois Springfield) operates the Illinois Security Program to enable instructors, researchers, staff, and students to achieve the universities’ missions while keeping the data they work with secure and available. The Illinois Security Program lessens the cost of security incidents, ensuring that university resources are focused on the main mission of teaching and research.