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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

From the Interim CIO and Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and Communications

Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Information Security Team

I am pleased to announce the membership and charge of the Buffalo State College Information Security Team. No matter how big or small an institution may be, there is a vital importance in ensuring data security for both the institution as well as the end users. Careful planning, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of strict controls are necessary to protect all assets, especially information, which is extremely valuable to any organization.

The Information Security Team is composed of the following core team members:

Judith B. Basinski, Associate Vice President for Data and Analytics
Melaine C. Kenyon, Director of Technology Support Services
Thomas D. Killian, Director of Enterprise Information Services
Melissa J. Miszkiewicz, Director of RITE Strategic Partnerships
Jeffrey J. Sick, Senior Systems Programmer
Romney G. Taylor, University Database Administrator
Jason P. Welborn, Manager, RITE Support Desk

The team is charged with providing guidance and counsel to the CIO/VP in defining objectives for information security while building relationships and goodwill; establishing annual and long-range security and compliance goals; working in collaboration with RITE governance to develop and implement effective and reasonable policies and practices to ensure information security and compliance with relevant legislation and legal interpretation; creating education and awareness programs and advising operating units at all levels on security issues, best practices, and vulnerabilities; convening ad hoc security committees as appropriate and providing leadership for breach response and notification actions for the college; establishing processes to review implementation of new technologies to ensure security compliance; and convening a Security Incident Response Team (SIRT) as needed or requested to address and investigate security incidences that may arise.