Yale University is world-renowned for research, education, and the free exchange of ideas. Technology plays a critical role in making this possible. We use IT Systems (technology) to collect, analyze, and share data in support of Yale's mission. Cyber threats can significantly disrupt the delivery of Yale's Mission. Yale's Information Security Office (ISO) plays a role to ensure this does not happen. Yale's ISO coordinates the University's effort to safeguard Yale's Data and IT Systems. The coordinating role of the ISO to protect the institution includes:
- Identification, elevation and tracking of cybersecurity risks.
- Operating several critical common controls on behalf of the University. These common controls help protect and detect potential cybersecurity incidents.
- Establishing security standards and guidelines to meet University and regulatory requirements.
- Providing consultation and the cybersecurity information you need to know.
Information Security is everyone's responsibility
Think about how big our University is. Think about all the different types of work and education we deliver across the globe. Yale's mission and world-class excellence requires an open and dynamic technology environment. This type of environment is the most challenging to protect from cybersecurity threats. In such an open environment, we depend on each person in the community to play a part to protect the institution. We need you to secure the world-class work that you do.
Help us help you
Our website serves as a home base for the community. Here you can:
- Request cybersecurity support.
- Report suspected cybersecurity incidents to help protect your work and the University.
- Understand University security requirements to work securely. This includes our policy base as well as helpful guides on how you can secure your information.
- Ask for education and training for yourself or your department.
Cybersecurity can be a complicated topic. Please reach out to us with questions.
- The best way to get in touch is to email us.
- For suspected security incidents, call our 24x7 on-call number at 203-627-4665.
- Visit our Contact Us page for more details on how to reach the ISO.