As part of UAB’s initiative to reduce risk and create a secure computing environment, UAB IT has implemented the Information Security Liaison (ISL) program.  This program will establish a designated point of contact for security within each University academic and business unit.  An important initial step of the liaison program will be to reduce the number of sensitive records and/or servers under his/her purview.

For UAB covered entities, the ISL designation may overlap with the UAB Health System Entity Security Coordinator designation.

ISL Responsibilities

The scope of responsibilities of the ISLs in each academic and business unit includes, but is not limited, to the following:

  • Serving as the primary contact for a department with EISO for information security issues.
  • Managing departmental network access authorization, including assigning network addresses, such as TCP/IP addresses, managing the Domain Name System (DNS) requests and local network connectivity.
  • Reporting departmental devices that handle critical, sensitive or restricted information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers or health records.
  • Assisting employees with conducting University business in a secure and compliant manner.
  • Reporting and/or assisting with computer security incident response.
  • Participating annually in training specifically designed for ISLs.

ISL training

ISL tools