• ASU Information Security Office

ASU Information Security Office's Mission

Arizona State University’s Information Security Office is committed to preserving the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of its information resources while preserving and nurturing the open information-sharing requirements of its academic culture.

ASU Information Security Office's Vision

  • Embed information security into the culture of ASU

  • Ensure alignment of the information security program to the University's mission

  • Increase visibility into the University’s security posture

ASU Key Objectives

  • Embed information security into the culture of ASU

  • Maintain a strong risk management program 

  • Ensure alignment of the information security program to the University's mission

  • Increase visibility into the University’s security posture

ASU Top 5 Security Initiatives

Safeguarding ASU’s assets and information is of utmost importance to ASU. In response to increasing risks especially in the areas of cybersecurity, we have identified the list of critical Information Security initiatives intended to improve ASU’s security posture and ultimately reduce risk. University Executive Leadership supports improving security in a number of areas. Progress on ASU security initiatives and future plans can be viewed here.

General Information about the Information Security Office

The Information Security Office, under the authority of the Chief Information Security Officer, is the department with primary oversight for information security at Arizona State University. The Information Security Office (ISO) conducts its activities using the Information Security Program cycle for continuous improvement of ASU's information security posture and collaborates with internal departments/units and external agencies as necessary. Guidance and support for the Information Security Program is provided by the Information Security Task Force.

The ASU Information Security Program consists of four major focus areas which are acted upon in a continuous cycle:  Governance, Implementation, Awareness, and Risk Management.

For more information on the Information Security Program, see the:

 

Donna Kidwell
Chief Information Security and Digital
Trust Officer, Office of the CIO
University Technology Office