"To protect and defend data, computing, and network resources, in collaboration with all areas of SIU through technical and non-technical means."
Who we are: Information Security is a team of staff and students in central Information Technology. Our student employees are generally from Computer Science (CS), Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Information Systems Technology (IST) and range from freshman to doctorate levels of education. Our staff are professionally trained and certified.
What we do: Information Security spends most of its time detecting vulnerabilities and intrusions on the network and responding to them by contacting the individuals responsible for the computers involved in order to correct the vulnerabilities and mitigate the intrusions. We also do a myriad of other activities including network ID security management, campus-wide firewall rule configuration, promotion of awareness of cyber security issues, responding to inquiries, performing security assessments, various types of security analysis, and other security functions.
When we are on the job: Typically, our staff work normal campus business hours. Our monitoring equipment and analysis software are active 24/7 and may produce alerts at any time.
Where we are: We are located in the basement of Wham.
Why we do what we do: To reduce cyber risk to the University and assist in production stability of network activities affecting everyone on campus. Also because we love the thrill of cyber defense on the Internet!
How we do what we do: We study Internet threats on a daily basis and apply our experience and knowledge to protect and defend University electronic information resources.