A Unit Information Security Lead is the person(s) designated by a Unit Head as responsible for ensuring execution of information security activities within the Unit. Full definition
The UISL doesn’t need to be a technical person (though they can be). The role is responsible for ensuring implementation of information security in the unit, not necessarily for performing it. For IT Client Services-supported Units, the UISL is expected to partner with ITCS for areas requiring technical support. This means that some UISLs will primarily have a coordination role, while more technical UISLs will likely be directly involved in implementation. Where a UISL falls on this spectrum will impact their direct workload associated with the role.
Below is a summary of key tasks and time commitment associated with this role. A more complete description and list of responsibilities is available here: UISL “Job Description”.