The cybersecurity function at The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) represents both individual efforts at the member institutions 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.
There are communities with stakeholders, strategies, emotions, policies and solutions.
CyberDegrees.org, a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of informational websites on higher education, has ranked the top 20 schools for cybersecurity, based on subject expertise, scholarship opportunities and designation as a national security agency national center of academic excellence in cyber defense.
The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) had opened its Sport Security Research, Training and Operations Center at the National Sport Security Laboratory (NSSL) for addressing sport safety and security risks and threats.
Under a new NCAA policy, college coaches, athletes and athletic administrators will be required to undergo annual training in sexual-violence prevention.
A new report examines top safety concerns at college campuses and ranks them on campus crime rates.
Regent University is building a state-of-the-art cyber range training facility.
The University of New Haven has created a digital forensic evidence archive to revolutionize how investigators around the world analyze cyber forensic evidence and share data.
Crime in the nation's schools and college campuses has declined over the past two decades.
The same secure chip technology that’s been rolled out in the banking world for ATM and credit card transactions is sweeping across sectors throughout the American economy.
After an incident is not the time to review your bomb threat preparedness plan. Work with local law enforcement and first responders, as well as internal stakeholders and partners, to develop a more comprehensive, confidential bomb threat response plan.
Today in America, Second Amendment rights and university security missions are seemingly at odds.
The University of Florida (UF) has just announced a new resource for the design, development and testing of state-of-the-art IoT systems: The Warren B. Nelms Institute for the Connected World.
The American Society of Civil Engineers, which released its 2017 "Infrastructure report card", has given the nation's overall infrastructure a grade of D+.
Join us tomorrow, 1/24/17 at 2 pm EST for a free webinar about the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators’ (NACSA) Command College, a program designed to give working campus safety professionals affordable access to command-level certification while providing a focus on higher education.
Northern Kentucky University has named John Gaffin its new police chief.
Springfield, MO Fire Chief David Hall will join Missouri State University as its first emergency preparedness manager.
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo counties) introduced legislation to require notation on the academic transcript of any student found by a college or university to have violated the school’s rules or policies with regards to sexual violence.
Now in his 30th year of university policing, Georgetown University Police Department’s Chief of Police, Jay Gruber, knows a bit about campus security.
Penn State announced that Donald J. Welch has been named the University’s chief information security officer (CISO).
The University of Maryland will be charging its own students to fund its federally mandated Title IX office that investigates reports of sexual assault on campus.
Shootings on college campuses over the last five years have more than doubled since a similar period a decade earlier.
Miami Dade College (MDC) will become the first educational institution in Florida to offer an undergraduate degree in data analytics.
College campuses historically have been shy about emphasizing their security policies and procedures, not wanting anxious parents or prospective students to think that a visible security force, camera equipment or other evidence of being watchful means their students are particularly vulnerable.
The Ohio State University has named Monica Moll its new Department of Public Safety Director.
SafeWise security experts have released the 2016 list of the 30 Safest College Towns in America.
A study shows that when colleges are shrouded in public scandal they can expect a decrease in applications.