About Security Liaisons

Each unit head who is a member of the President’s Council appoints a trusted member of their staff to serve as security liaison. In some cases, the President’s Council member decides to delegate this appointing authority to several members of their staff because the unit is so large and complex.


  • Appointed by a member of the President’s Council or delegate
  • Understands responsibility for interactive communications within the unit and to ITS
  • Understands the balance between security and business needs
  • Pursues clarity in policy development and revisions
  • Understands the impact of policy on departmental business process and communicates areas of concern

Responsibilities of Security Liaisons

  • Keep the President’s Council member informed of proposed new security policies and how these might affect the unit
  • Ensure proposed policies are discussed by the appropriate people in the unit and feedback is provided to the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Ensure policies enacted by the university are disseminated and understood by people in the unit
  • Serve as the point of contact when someone in their unit or in the IT Security Office suspects or realizes a security incident has occurred
  • Serve as the unit’s liaison to the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT)
  • Attend the semi-annual meetings of the Security Liaisons with the Chief Information Security Officer
  • Inform the Chief Information Security Officer of perceived gaps in security training and support programs