Security Systems Support
Door Card Access
The Division of Information Technology works in tandem with Facilities Management to offer card-reader access to many facilities campus wide.
Emergency Phones / Alarm Systems
Security alarm systems across campus are there to ensure safety of the campus community. This includes blue lights, areas of refuge phones, elevator phones, and areas of high-liability.
A firewall is a system that provides network security by filtering incoming and outgoing network traffic based on a set of user-defined rules. Information Technology provides firewall rules and access though modifications can be made in certain circumstances.
The Division of Information Technology can help to detect, respond to, and recover from intrusions and data disclosure incidents, including IT security incidents involving electronic business data of any kind. The Division of Information Technology can analyze your computer to determine if data was disclosed and if any parties need to be notified of a possible identity threat.
Investigate suspicious emails to determine if they are legitimate or malicious.
Information Technology supports video cameras installed in public areas to record activity for incident investigation. Collaboration between Information Technology, Facilities Management, and University Police is required for this service.
UW Shared Services provides security training via Canvas for most UW System schools in compliance with UW System security policies.
Two Factor Authentication
Two Factor Authentication is an extra layer of security that is also known multi-factor authentication. This authentication requires a username and password but also an additional fob that is assigned just to a single user. Information Technology will provide users with two factor fobs for the Human Resources system or the Shared Financial System as required for their job duties.
The removal of a virus or viruses from campus computers to protect network services.
Connect from off-campus to the campus network via Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPN is a method employing encryption to provide secure access to a remote computer over the internet.
A vulnerability scan detects and classifies system weaknesses in computers, networks and communications equipment and predicts the effectiveness of countermeasures.
Web Page Access Issues
Information Technology largely allows access to all sites on the internet. On-campus access to sites determined to be a security risk may be blocked by on-campus filtering. In the event that a site is not accessible on a campus computer, exceptions can be made.