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TRAINING AS A ROAD TO COMPLIANCE ~ The 1 st Year Experience ~ Lessons Learned . Joanne McDevitt System-Wide Management Training and Compliance Officer University of Colorado EDUCAUSE Conference 4/12/07.
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System-Wide Management Training and Compliance Officer
University of Colorado
EDUCAUSE Conference 4/12/07
Universities are responding to an avalanche of training requirements, recommendations, and best practices – all citing training as an important indicator of a good compliance program.
The amended FSG guidelines retain the original compliance framework based on the seven essential elements:
Amended FSG Emphasizes Role of Organizational Leaders (Regents and President of the University) for Compliance Program Accountability – Knowledge of the Compliance Program and Reasonable Oversight
Legal, Regulatory, and External Requirements:
ISO 17799 – “Code of Practice for Information Security Management” is a highly regarded international resource for information security practices and is often consulted when new laws and regulations are drafted. This set of best practices was used as guide for developing the University system’s IT security policies.
Business impact costs include business interruption costs, fines, penalties, and or settlements:
Large fines, penalties, and settlements may be imposed for non-compliance.
Compliance – It would be prudent to work at the front end to avoid audits by external agencies which are labor intensive and costly to the institution.
Avoid Negative Publicity and the Public’s Loss of Confidence in the Organization.
“JohnsHopkins data loss prompts legislative effort,” Baltimore Sun, February 11, 2007.
From Recent Headlines:
The HIPAA Security Rule was developed to promote national standards for HIPAA covered entities. The Rule institutionalizes the foundations of computer information security: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The Security Rule was purposely written to be technology-neutral and scalable to encompass covered entities of any size. As stated in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication SP 800-66, the Security Rule has three main categories:
NSF funded CIFAC Research Report emphasizes that training, is the best way to minimize IT security breaches.
The Computer Incident Factor Analysis and Categorization (CIFAC) Project was lead by Virginia E. Rezmierski, Ph.D., University of Michigan.
Lesson 3 – Complete a Risk Assessment and a Compliance Training Needs Survey
Lesson 4 – Communicate the Reason for the Training Requirements
Lesson 5 – Adjust the Training Model for the Circumstances
If you would like to be enrolled in CU’s web training program, please contact me:
Associate Vice President
System-Wide Management Training
and Compliance Officer
1380 Lawrence St., Suite 1325
Denver, CO 80204
E-mail: [email protected]