Established in 2006, the Information Security Office (ISO) is
responsible for the overall direction of information security
functions related to the University at Buffalo, including: IT risk
management, security policies and security awareness.
ISO staff is located in the University Library Annex and on the
North Campus Spine.
The ISO’s staff works to actively promote the quality and
integrity of information security throughout the University by
providing guidance and direction to members of the University. This
guidance helps assure compliance with security standards,
appropriate policies, as well as both state and federal laws.
The ISO staff monitors and informs the University community about information security trends and their potential impacts as well as defines appropriate compliance and enforcement procedures as needed.
In the event of a security breach, the Information Security
Office assumes primary oversight responsibility for managing the
incident and any required reporting. To this end, the
ISO’s staff is also responsible for performing forensic
computer investigations related to potential data
The Information Security Office works closely with outside law enforcement agencies (e.g. FBI, Secret Service) as well as with University Counsel, Human Resources and University Police when information is requested or an investigation occurs that involves the University.
The Computer Discipline Office (CDO) counsels, educates and, when necessary, investigates the behaviors of individuals as they use UB's information technology assets relative to IT policies that stipulate IT use at UB.