The state universities will concentrate external device encryption efforts on administrative units that routinely deal with Level III sensitive data and recommend mitigation tools for other campus units.
The End User Support project is making strides in its charge to provide device deployment and management as a campus-wide service. In support of that effort, four IT professionals from College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Technology Services will join forces with ITS Enterprise Services March 2, blending complementary skill sets to build a foundation for the new central service.
The Data Centers & Servers Project is partnering with Facilities Management (FM) to participate in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Building Challenge (BBC), an initiative to assist colleges and corporations that operate data centers in reducing energy consumption. The University of Iowa’s goal is a 25 percent reduction in Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) at the Information Technology Facility (ITF) by 2020.
OneIT will soon hit a milestone as the first of 16 projects moves into closeout phase. Electronic File Storage will continue to be an important area of concentration for the OneIT community as more units adopt the central service offerings, but the scope of the TIER project is complete; the has effort succeeded in making storage more affordable and easier to access.
All UI employees in an IT job classification will be assigned to complete a new SANS “Securing the Human” awareness training within the next six months. A “security aware” IT workforce is key to protecting institutional data and systems, as well as personal information. The fundamental guidance this training provides will be helpful as IT staff interact with the general workforce on campus.