IT Security Awareness & Education
Making Campus More Secure
Ensuring our campus feels safe and secure is essential for the overall wellness of our community, our data, and our organization as a whole. Our layered security approach addresses the individual security needs of our network, our systems, devices, and users. Introducing annual penetration testing allows us to identify potential weaknesses in our security measures and has given us the opportunity to address those concerns before a cybersecurity attack. Creating standards and procedures in conducting comprehensive third-party vendor reviews has ensured that the tools we have in place were vetted by Trinity’s security team. The establishment of a PCI Compliance Initiative team between the information security team and accounting keeps the campus accountable and in compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) and related college policies and procedures.
Monitoring new technology will be essential to keep ahead of the ever-changing cyber threat landscape so we can remain agile to quickly and proactively respond to change. There are several technology areas where upgrades and the addition of new capabilities will improve visibility and management of vulnerabilities and threats. The implementation of a security operations center as a service provides our community with multiple benefits, including continuous network monitoring, centralized visibility, reduced cybersecurity costs, and better collaboration. Identifying automated methods to identify inappropriate data movement for efforts in implementing a data loss prevention strategy, and investigating \ capability needs will expand into Fall 2022/2023.
Further network investments will be a key component of our security program. The age of fiber presents opportunities to reevaluate our strategy and research, invest, and implement leading-edge technologies needed to keep our network safe and secure. The current implementation of expanding and upgrading our wireless network will make the security and reliability of our network available to Trinity users in those locations.