1. Will SecureCarolina guarantee that the university will not be hacked and data will not be compromised?
    1. Unfortunately, no security system can guarantee 100% protection. The university takes data security seriously and the SecureCarolina project is working to greatly improve security and privacy measures system-wide.

  2. How long will it take to fully implement the program?
    1. It will several years to fully implement SecureCarolina . Work has already begun on the project and all goals will be implemented as quickly and efficiently as possible.

  3. Will SecureCarolina change how I do work or research as a university student or employee?
    1. Potentially, as the University information security and privacy policy standards and procedures are reviewed and updated and integrated into departmental processes, projects, systems and staffing.

  4. Will there be training?
    1. As part of this project, new training and certification standards will be established for those people who administer or access University information assets.

  5. How much will these initiatives cost?
    1. The SecureCarolina project has a budget of approximately $2 million

  6. Why is this important?
    1. Reduce the risk of exposure of the sensitive data of University affiliates, including faculty, staff, students, patients, donors and others.
    2. Reduce the financial and reputational risk to the University from sensitive data breaches.
    3. Reduce the risk of system compromises that potentially 1) interfere with the work of faculty, staff and students, 2) allow sensitive data exposure, and 3) facilitate unauthorized activity. 

  7. Where can I learn more about protecting myself?
    1. For additional security tips, visit here and see "Safe Computing" and "Security Videos."


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