Information security program wins communications award

Author: Son Nguyen

The University of Notre Dames information security awareness team has received an Award of Excellence from the Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services (SIGUCCS).Comprised of a cross-campus advisory group of staff and faculty from the Offices of Information Technologies and Public Affairs and Communication, the team was honored in the general service campaign materials category.

SIGUCCS is an association of professionals that supports and manages the diverse aspects of information technology services in higher education institutions.In honoring Notre Dame, the group praised the Universitys well-rounded and team-oriented approach, stating:Each strategy was executed professionally and used innovative concepts to garner interest.The training module was phenomenal: nicely scripted, exceptional content, and very effectively produced.

That SIGUCCS would honor us with this award is a compliment to the tremendous talent brought to an important University initiative by members of each group, and is symbolic of a broader spirit of community that makes Notre Dame such a special place,said Notre Dame Chief Information Officer Gordon Wishon.

Notre Dames security awareness program is a campus-wide effort to assist University faculty and staff to manage sensitive information through communication and training.The University launched the first phase of the program this past spring through a series of e-mail announcements, campus postcard mailings and a new Web site,

_ Contact: James Cope, office of chief information officer, 574-631-6548,_ " "

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