A Unit Information Security Lead (UISL) is a Workforce Member(s)* appointed by the Unit Head and assigned responsibility for ensuring tactical execution of information security activities. These activities are performed in consultation with the Unit Head.
UISLs don’t need to be technical (though they can be). They are responsible for making sure that the security activities under their area of responsibility occur, not necessarily for doing the technical work. For IT Client Services-supported Units, the UISL will work with the ITCS zone contact for areas requiring technical support. This means that some UISLs will primarily have a coordination role, while UISLs with more technical skills may be directly involved in implementation.
Below is a summary of key tasks and time commitments associated with this role. A more complete description and list of responsibilities is available here: UISL “Job Description”.
Skills & Knowledge for This Role
- A good understanding of your Unit’s policies, procedures, and IT tools, i.e., working knowledge of the services used - or the ability to gather this info.
- A direct relationship to your Unit Head.
- Good communication, collaboration, and coordination/project management skills.
- General understanding of campus information security policies.
- Some IT background, or the ability to have a close partnership with ITCS or IT partners to work on more technical items.