Feedback needed on revised IT security policy

October 13, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Feedback from U-M community members is needed on U-M’s IT Security Policy, which is currently under revision.

The revised policy is comprised of a risk management plan and clear standards that include best practices for protecting the institution’s data and information systems.

Ultimately, the new policy will establish a more comprehensive and rigorous IT security and information assurance program for the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, along with UMHS.

“We’re looking for IT staff from the various campuses to provide us with their thoughts and input,” said Donald Welch, U-M’s chief information security officer. “These staff members will play a leading role in interpreting and implementing aspects of the revised security policy and the supporting IT standards, guidelines and procedures for schools, colleges and units. We need their perspectives and collective wisdom before the security policy is complete.”

Any university community member can submit comments on the proposed revision as well as on drafts of 13 IT standards through Nov. 23. Individuals may provide feedback using the online form on the Office of the CIO website. Questions should be directed to