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Cyber Security

cyber securityWe live in an increasingly connected world. Each day, we interact online through emails, file storage, social media, etc., which is why cyber security is extremely important and a focus of discussion on the Knoxville campus. This semester, Dean Lee will visit each department to discuss new policy and procedures about systems and information security management.

The goal is to protect information and information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. Information security management is a process of defining the security controls in order to protect IT resources at UT. Each department with a system – servers, software, networks, databases – will need to develop a system security plan and implement controls to safeguard IT resources.

During her visit, Dean Lee will discuss what data needs to be secured if located on a system, collecting information about who is in control of system information, and how to make sure the security in place is sufficient. Please note, this is different from the classification process for workstations and laptops. System security plans are for critical systems vital to a unit’s ability to operate.

You can find out more about the UT Information Security Methodology at

Also, a quick reminder that if you take your personal security awareness training by August 31, you will be invited to join Dean Lee and other college faculty and staff for an ice cream social. Learn More.