The mission of Information Technology Security Office, within the Office of Information Technology (IT), is to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the University’s information technology resources and data by safeguarding them from compromise, misuse, loss or damage caused intentionally or unintentionally. This assurance will allow the University to continue its mission critical operations of education, research, service, and administration.
The IT Security Office is the central point of contact for all information technology security matters at UL Lafayette. Acting as internal technical consultants, it is this Office's responsibility to create workable information security compromises which take into consideration the needs of Users, Custodians, Stewards, and selected third parties. Reflecting these compromises, this Office defines information security standards, procedures, policies, and other requirements applicable to the entire organization. The IT Security Office is responsible for handling all access control administration activities, monitoring the security of UL Lafayette information systems, and providing information security training and awareness programs to UL Lafayette community. The office is additionally responsible for periodically providing management with reports about the current state of information security at UL Lafayette. While information systems contingency planning is the responsibility of information Custodians, the IT Security Office should nonetheless provide technical consulting assistance related to emergency response procedures and disaster recovery. The IT Security Office is also responsible for organizing a computer emergency response team (CERT) to promptly respond to virus infections, hacker break-ins, system outages, and similar information security problems.