Forwarding this announcement per request of the Client Advocacy Office.....
Managing Sensitive Data
Town Hall Meetings
Wednesday, October 5, 3:00-4:30 p.m.,
147 Communications Arts and Sciences
Tuesday, October 25, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
103 Erickson Hall
Richard Wiggins, Senior Information Technologist, Academic Computing
and Network Services
Davin Granroth, Information Technologist
Ann Thorsen, Assistant Director, Administrative Information Services
Every one of us is vulnerable to the danger of fraudulent or other
illegal uses of information. Much of the data we use on a daily basis
at Michigan State University is sensitive in nature. Every one of us
that stores, processes, accesses, distributes, or comes in contact
with sensitive data is responsible for protecting its privacy and
confidentiality. Examples of sensitive data include medical records,
student records, financial records and information used in identity
theft. Members of the MSU faculty and staff community are invited to
join us at this Town Hall Meeting to learn more about managing
sensitive data and to discuss this topic in an open forum.
Rich Wiggins and Davin Granroth will discuss the core values and
principles, as well as, institutional, unit and individual
responsibilities for securing institutional data; outline a three-step
action plan for securing institutional data; and review available
resources including training and events. Ann Thorsen will outline
MSU's approach to compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data
Security Standard (PCI DSS), and the implications for units.
Members of the Managing Sensitive Data and PCI DSS compliance teams,
as well as, a computer forensics Detective from the Department of
Police and Public Safety will participate in these Town Hall forums to
answer questions as well as discuss your issues and concerns, and any
suggestions you may have for additional resources.
Libraries, Computing and Technology, the Controller's Office and
Internal Audit have been asked to lead an effort to raise the
awareness of and to assist the entire campus community in managing
sensitive data and in complying with PCI DSS. A variety and range of
activities and tools are in place, or being planned to support these
Additional information on this Town Hall meeting and on the topic of
managing sensitive data is available at www.lct.msu.edu/security or by
contacting the Client Advocacy Office at 353-4856.