The University Information Security and Policy Office's role is to promote secure information technology systems, services, and programs.  Educational materials for campus providers, awareness programs for users, and development and/or sharing of industry best practices are key components, as are the development of new and updated IT policy, identification of architectural requirements, and coordination of security incident response and resolution. 

Core Security Standards

Core Security Standards are the baseline security requirements for any UI networked system, including endpoints, servers, and applications.  Based on UI IT Policy and industry best-practices, this site provides an easy-to-use guide to help your system meet these requirements.  The site also includes an link for Data Owners on how to determine the risk level for a new system, as well as links to referenced IT policies, ITS software, and how-to guides.

Additionally, please visit the Information Security Guide to view additional resources developed or collected by the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC). 

Information Security Guide

Security Support Articles

What is HawkIRB?

The Human Subjects Office in collaboration with Information Technology Services has developed a web-based Iowa Review Board (IRB) application and review system, called HawkIRB. Hawk IRB is a fully-integrated, web-based system for human subject...
Service: 
ITS Security Information
Article number: 
1404
Last updated: 
May 19, 2016

Protect Yourself from Fake Antivirus Scams

A growing trend among scam artists and identity thieves is the use of fake virus warnings to install a virus on your computer. This form of malware can slow your computer's performance significantly, generate countless pop-up warnings, change your...
Service: 
ITS Security Information
Article number: 
1129
Last updated: 
May 19, 2016

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