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Re: Security Program: NIST, ISO, other?
From: "Payne, Shirley (scp8b)" <scp8b () VIRGINIA EDU>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2013 17:56:16 +0000
The University of Virginia's security program is aligned with ISO and incorporates regulatory requirements and best
practices from other sources as well. The text below is copied from our formal policy concerning this issue:
"The University's information technology security program is based upon best practices recommended in the "Code of
Practice for Information Security Management" published by the International Organization for Standardization and the
International Electrotechnical Commission (ISO/IEC 27002), appropriately tailored to the specific circumstances of the
University. The program also incorporates security requirements of applicable regulations, such as the Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
Professional organizations, such as the national EDUCAUSE Association and the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing
and Networking, serve as resources for additional effective security practices."
Shirley C. Payne, CISSP, CRISC
Assistant VP for Information Security, Policy, and Records
University of Virginia
From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv [mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Wright,
A J (A. J.)
Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:37 AM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: [SECURITY] Security Program: NIST, ISO, other?
At the University of Tennessee, our security program is based on the NIST 800 Series special publications rather than
ISO 27001. While we don't claim to implement 100% of it (it wouldn't be appropriate,) we're making heavy use of
FIPS199, 800-37, 800-53, 800-66, etc.
I've had staff calling and emailing around asking this, but I figured I'd ask this list also: what is your school's
security program based on?
A. J. Wright
Chief Information Security Officer
University of Tennessee - System Administration
2309 Kingston Pike, Suite 131C
Knoxville, TN 37996-1717
Email: ajw () tennessee edu<mailto:ajw () tennessee edu>
- Re: Security Program: NIST, ISO, other?, (continued)
- Re: Security Program: NIST, ISO, other? Stephen C. Gay (Jan 17)
- Re: Security Program: NIST, ISO, other? Davis, Thomas R (Jan 18)
- Re: Security Program: NIST, ISO, other? Payne, Shirley (scp8b) (Jan 18)