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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
(434) 924-4165


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
Subject: [SECURITY] Security Program: NIST, ISO, other?

Hello all,

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
Phone:  865-974-0637
Email: ajw () tennessee edu<mailto:ajw () tennessee edu>

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