Department of Information Security

The Department of Information Security reports to the Director of the Office of Information Systems. Information Security audits and analyses information applications, data elements and information flow processes throughout the campus. We also recommend and develop policies, procedures and/or guidelines for Information Governance and security access protocols. We are tasked with developing and distributing educational information pertaining to best practices prescribed by the State of Arkansas, Arkansas Department of Higher Education, and industry standards for maintaining information security. We also strive to stay up to date on alerts, trends and new protocols on hacking, phishing and cyber-attack methods targeting educational institutions.

Information Security areas of responsibility:

Information Security
Awareness & Education

  • Information Security Best Practices
  • Phishing and Cyber Alerts
  • Information Governance Guidelines
Secured Data Systems
Access Control

  • Security Access Request Form (SARF) maintenance & processing
  • Access Termination
Monitoring of Secured Data Systems

  • Access & Usage Monitoring
  • Breach Notification
  • Breach Containment
  • Incident Reporting
Alertus System (Emergency Notifications)

  • Configure Alertus Devices (Associate beacons to Alertus Notification Groups)
  • Configure Alertus Clients (Associate employee computers to Alertus Notification Groups)

For assistance with information security questions please send a detailed email to