Secure Carolina

at a Glance
revised 26-August-2014

SecureCarolina will greatly improve the state of information security at the University of South Carolina, by challenging all university personnel to enact bold improvements in university information systems and processes.

Objectives
SecureCarolina will achieve its goals by continuing development of the university’s Information Security Program, which will...

  1. Govern and regularly refine information security policy, and integrate improvements into university practices across all campuses and departments.
  2. Continually assess and manage information security risk at the university, through security operations and auditing processes.
  3. Implement a plan for information security awareness training for university personnel.

Sponsors
University Information Security Office
Audit and Advisory Services

Facilitators
OneCarolina
Data Stewards
Enterprise IT

Partners/Stakeholders
all campuses
all colleges
all schools
all departments

Scope
The scope of the SecureCarolina project is to reduce the risk to all university IT assets.

SecureCarolina Project Progress

2013

Establish Website
Determine viability of Data Trustee / Steward for personal information
Approve Data Access and Security Policies, Requirements and Procedures
Complete phase I of server and computer hardware security

2014
Establish new security training and certification standards
Submit draft Privacy Policy to executive leadership.
Initiate security awareness training for end users.
Establish process to discover, assess, address existing risks in university assets.
2015
Establish Local Security and Privacy Procedures at the university unit level.
Establish process for review of information security and privacy policies, standards, and
procedures.
Complete Phase II of server and computer hardware security.
Develop strategy for identifying significant IT Risk in the university Annual Audit Plan
Establish strategy to implement centralized identity and access management
Implement procedure for improved monitoring and scanning of critical systems
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