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ITS Safe Computing

About Information and Infrastructure Assurance

Mission Statement

IIA's mission is to direct university-wide information IT security, IT policy, compliance, privacy, and enterprise continuity efforts, as well as provide operational security services that enable the university to excel in its research, teaching, and patient care mission.

Information and Infrastructure Assurance (IIA) oversees the big picture view of information technology (IT) security at the University of Michigan. We work to proactively mitigate IT security risks in partnership with U-M's three campuses (Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn) and the Health System. IIA's staff help to enable teaching, learning, research, and healthcare in a large open environment through balancing risk in a perilous world. We collaborate with individual University of Michigan units to develop a university-wide security strategy and to implement best practice security efforts.

Other primary IIA activities include:

  • Facilitating campus-wide incident response activities
  • Providing services such as security assessments and consultation, network scans, education and training
  • Managing IT security issues at the university level

For information about IIA governance, see Information and Infrastructure Assurance Domain on the Office of the CIO website.

Donald Welch, Ph.D is the University of Michigan Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). For brief IIA staff bios, see IIA Staff.

Last modified September 23, 2015