The cybersecurity function at the A&M System represents both individual efforts at our members and a collective one. As each of the members collaborates more closely together, sharing resources and information assets, it is incumbent on each of us to work together.
Each of the members has an Information Security Officer (ISO) that is responsible to that member to ensure the security of information. Collectively, each of the ISO’s work together in an ISO Working Group (ISOWG) to further the interests of all members. It allows us to be aware of what each of the members is experiencing, any open issues and any threats that are active or emerging.
As a group, we have 21 members, mostly ISO professionals who work full-time to help keep a good security posture.
Common themes and projects we are addressing in 2016 include:
- Enhanced Security Monitoring and Response
- The status of the Security Operations Center (SOC) owned and managed by the System and its members
- Current threats, breaches and exposures
- Current trends and discussion on mitigation
- Secure Enclaves for Research and high-value information processing
- Litigation Hold
- Data Security
- Information Security Policy streamlining
- Data Classification, including classification with meta data
- Risk Assessment using the Archer/SPECTRIM platform
- Cybersecurity Awareness
- Incident Management & Communication
- Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)
For inquiries, please contact Danny Miller, the System Chief Information Security Officer here.
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