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Information Security Program Office (ISPO)

The Information Security Program Office (ISPO), reporting to the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities System (CSCU) Chief Information Officer, has been authorized by the Board of Regent's with overall responsibility and authority for the development, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive Information Security Program for the CSCU, to safeguard personal confidential information that is maintained by the colleges, universities, and board offices by protecting it from unauthorized use, disclosure or compromise.  You can contact us via email at

The CSCU Information Security Program to be provided by the ISPO shall, at a minimum, seek to address the following major components:

  • Development and implementation of security policies, standards and procedures which reflect best practices in information security for higher education;
  • On-going compliance with laws and regulations related to information security;
  • Development and provision of security awareness training for the CSCU community;
  • Identification and provision of enterprise-wide security functions to colleges / universities;
  • Management of incident response, investigative support and chain of evidence;
  • Verification and enforcement of security policies in daily operations; and
  • Guidance and assistance to college / universities technical and other staff regarding security functions to be managed or implemented at the colleges / universities.