Information Technology Security

IT Security is charged with safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all information processed, stored or transmitted using university electronic resources by:

  • Providing comprehensive information security awareness and training.
  • Ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local legislation relative to information security.
  • Developing, promoting and reviewing UNCW information security policies.
  • Conducting frequent information security inspections, audits and assessments.
  • Taking proactive measures to counter threats, vulnerabilities and cyber-attacks.
  • Reviewing Disaster Recovery/ Business Continuity plans and testing them via drills and exercises.
  • Facilitating the ITS change management program.
  • Conducting timely investigations and responses to computer security related incidents.

IT Security is responsible for Computer Security Incident Response, including:

  • Response to campus security incidents and threats including viruses, worms and other system compromises.
  • Assistance with investigations initiated by UNCW police, the university auditor, University Counsel and other internal and external authorities.

Security Services and Technologies:

  • Vulnerability Scanning Service - Remote scanning of campus computer systems to detect vulnerabilities.
  • Network Monitoring - Watching for anomalous traffic and compromised systems on the campus networks.
  • Client Security - Deployment of anti-virus and other security-related desktop system software for campus-wide use.
  • Security Consulting - Assessing IT security in both central and college departments and assisting in development of local architectures and solutions.

IT Security Governing Policy (PDF)

UNCW Information Security Program (PDF)