Information Technology

Through a coordinated institution-wide effort, the UI accomplished the task of activating managed whole disk encryption on over 5,500 university mobile computing devices. The IT community will now turn its attention to the remainder of the Board of Regents’ charge, encrypting portable storage devices.

Effort will focus on areas that pose a higher risk for sensitive data breach due to the information that is routinely handled. HR, Business Office, Purchasing/AP/Travel, Admissions, Registrar, and Financial Aid have been identified as routine handlers of highly sensitive (Level III) information. Similar practices are recommended elsewhere, for individuals or areas that also pose a heightened risk.

Details on the controls that will be implemented are at: http://its.uiowa.edu/news/it-security-office-shares-strategy-portable-st...

The IT community’s attention to these requirements is appreciated. Questions can be directed to Chief Information Security Officer Jane Drews or the Enterprise Client Management team, its-ecm@uiowa.edu.