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. The goal of the ISL program is to help streamline security efforts at UAB. This program allows for the collaboration of security matters to ensure the following across UAB:

Department Security

Department Security

Network Management

Network Management

Security Compliance

Security Compliance

ISL Responsibilities

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

  • Serving as the primary contact for a department with UAB IT 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.

Who is an ISL?

The head of each University academic and business unit has been asked to designate employees as primary and secondary Information Security Liaisons for your unit who will serve as a security point of contact.

ISLs serve as long as designated by unit head. Should an ISL designation change, we ask that the unit head inform UAB IT as soon as the change occurs.

ISL Training

For access to UAB's training documents for ISLs, please visit the ISL training toolkit which contains presentations, documents, and videos relating to informtation security liaisons.