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Information Security

UHS Information Security Office

Overview

The UHS Information Security Office is a centralized office serving all campuses. The Information Security Office is led by the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and each campus is assigned their own Information Security Officer (ISO) who serves as the point of contact for all information security needs. The information Security Team is comprised of the CISO, ISOs, Managers, Enterprise IT Security Analysts, Awareness & Communication Specialist, and Student Workers and has members who specialize in forensics, vulnerabilities, compliance, security awareness, and risk assessment.

Mission

The Office of Information Security coordinates campus-wide security services and provides advisement to help safeguard the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of the institution's information resources.

Objectives

The Information Security Office's objectives include:

  • Working with University personnel to identify and mitigate risk.
  • Coordinating University-wide information security program efforts to promote information security awareness among faculty, staff, students and other members.
  • Evaluating the security of proposed departmental and enterprise-wide solutions to ensure the proposed solutions align with security policy.
  • Managing cross-functional security projects.
  • Monitoring compliance with the University's information security-related policies and its legal and contractual obligations.
  • Ensuring that any weaknesses in the University's information defenses are promptly and appropriately remediated.
  • Providing security incident response services.

Strategy

Information resources of the University of Houston-Clear Lake are vital 
academic and administrative assets which require appropriate safeguards. Effective 
information security controls must be employed to appropriately eliminate or mitigate the 
risks posed by potential threats to the university’s information resources. Measures must 
be taken to protect these resources against unauthorized access, disclosure, modification 
or destruction, whether accidental or deliberate.

Contact Information

Information Security Office at security@uhcl.edu

If you suspect that University information is at risk or has been compromised, please contact your Information Security Officer immediately at the email address listed above.

Other reasons to contact us:

  • If you have any questions or comments about information security.
  • If you are planning to implement technology to help you with your business or academic tasks. If the project involves data, then there is a security component to your project.
  • If you need information security awareness training for your staff.
  • If you would like a security risk assessment, "security check-up", for your area to ensure your information is protected appropriately.

Contact

  • Support Center

    Bayou 1312 (Mini Support Center)
    2700 Bay Area Blvd.
    Houston, TX 77058-100
    Phone: 281-283-2828
    supportcenter@uhcl.edu
      
    Fall/Spring Hours:
    Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, 8a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Closed Sunday

    Summer Hours:
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Closed Saturday/Sunday