In 2017, all faculty and staff will be upgraded from the current version of Exchange to Office 365 in the cloud. At its core, Office 365 is the same suite of Office products and services you recognize, now provided through the cloud. It includes Email (Exchange/Outlook/Outlook Web App), Storage (OneDrive), Collaboration tools (Skype for Business, Sharepoint), Productivity software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and more in an integrated product offering.
IT leadership with the support of the Board of Visitors has undertaken a security enhancement program aimed at fortifying the security of data and information stored on University resources and aiding in the prevention of future cyber attacks.
Enhancing UVA Research Capabilities
UVA ITS is partnering with the Data Science Institute and the UVA School of Medicine to provide faculty with a new Protected Data Analytics Cluster named "Ivy." This equipment enables analysis of medical data and other sensitive information that cannot be analyzed on existing High Performance Computing platforms due to security restrictions. This highly flexible computing environment operates as an on-site secure computing cloud that can be reconfigured to support various research groups.
Identity and Access Management at UVA
The existing Identity Management system is outdated and does not adequately keep pace with current digital business demands for streamlined user account creation and provisioning/de-provisioning for electronic services and systems. A new Identity and Access Management program is underway to ensure that the right people get access to the right resources at the right times. This will be achieved through the implementation of a modern Identity and Access Management (IAM) framework.