Security & Safety

NetID Claim is used to set up and manage @illinois.edu email addresses and passwords, email forwarding, and password resets for incoming students and new employees.

Campus Email Relays are the secure infrastructure that lets customers send emails from email accounts to and from campus. One of the more visible features of Campus Email Relays is Spam Control, which protects campus from spam, phishing attempts and email-borne malware.

Campus Service Monitoring provides device, service, and metric monitoring, alerting, and reporting.  

The Dell Data Protection (DDP) Encryption service is owned by the Technology Services Security group and administered by the Endpoint Services team. Dell Data Protection can quickly and easily protect high-risk and critical business data on Windows and macOS systems, USB thumb drives, external storage devices, and optical media.

Digital Signage Services provides resources, oversight and planning of activities related to the deployment, management and utilization of digital signage technologies.

Emergency phones provided throughout campus are programmed to dial directly into Public Safety. These locations include kiosk phones, elevator phones, and areas of refuge.

In the event of a campus emergency, Illini-Alert sends email and text messages, posts to Facebook and Twitter and triggers the Emergency Web Alert System for University websites.

IP2Fire is a web application that is designed to give IT pros the ability to retrieve firewall group information for a given IP or range of IP's.

The Malwarebytes Endpoint Security service is owned by the Technology Services Security group and administered by the Endpoint Services team, to supply centralized malware protection services for faculty and staff endpoints.

Your NetID is a unique identifier assigned to you across all University of Illinois campuses. With your associated NetID password, it serves as your login to most University computing and networking services.

Security is available to consult with any campus entities regarding security and privacy needs and requirements

The Security Camera service is a partnership with Campus Public Safety to design, install, manage, and support network-based security cameras with the goal of improving public safety.

This is an umbrella service that encompasses the areas where security interacts with people. The people side of security, if you will. Services include training, educational materials (easy guides, etc), web site, social media, and end user documentation.

Data, software, service, and asset stewards can request access to security tools that allow them to assess the security of solutions or assets they manage. This enables identification of common security weaknesses or misconfigurations. A Privacy and Information Security professional can be engaged to help interpret the results and provide remediation recommendations or techniques. The Security Vulnerability Consulting and Assessment service also acts autonomously to evaluate the existing vulnerability/exposure landscape, to perform ad-hoc and scheduled vulnerability assessments according to campus policy as needs dictate, or assess exposures at the direction of leadership.

Shibboleth provides secure login authentication to many web-based applications for customers on and off the University campus.  

This service is provided by the Technology Services Endpoint Services team working with Technology Services Security group to provide

a pilot of Sophos for MacOS. Sophos Endpoint software blocks malware and infections by identifying and preventing the handful of techniques and behaviors used in almost every exploit.

Originally a log aggregation and analytics tool, Splunk has evolved in to a market-leading "machine data" analytics platform, ready for research applications with Machine Learning (ML) and commonly used as a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solution. Develop reports and dashboards; build alerts and launch automated responses.

This service tracks and documents issues of secure certificates used by campus units. It also provides notifications of upcoming certificate expiration to help ensure uninterrupted operation of campus services.

Virtual Private Networking (VPN) allows students, faculty and staff to securely connect to the campus network from anywhere in the world using their Illinois credentials, and access services and resources usually restricted to people on campus.

Workspace ONE, formerly known as AirWatch, is VMWare’s unified endpoint management (UEM) implementation. The service allows campus units to configure and manage both unit-owned and personally-owned devices on multiple platforms, including iOS, macOS, tvOS, Google Android, and Windows 10. Workspace ONE allows campus units to purchase and install Apple App Store software on unit- and personally-owned devices without violating state policy. This service also allows the configuration of security and other device policies.

This service is provided by the Technology Services Endpoint Services team. Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is Microsoft's solution for automatically applying system and application patches to Windows systems.  Technology Services hosts a central WSUS service and has partnered with a number of colleges to support secondary WSUS servers as well.

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