Sensitive Information Remediation (SIR) Project Coming Soon

The intention of this project is to identify and remediate University-owned sensitive information (personal health information, personal identification information, etc.) wherever it lives. This campus-wide mandate will require the cooperation and coordination of all School of Medicine faculty, staff, and leadership.

Later this month the University will formally announce the launching of the Sensitive Information Remediation (SIR) project. The intention of this project is to identify and remediate University-owned sensitive information (personal health information, personal identification information, etc.) wherever it lives.

This newest campus-wide mandate will require the cooperation and coordination of all School of Medicine faculty, staff, and leadership.  Our IT Support teams will be able to provide assistance with the search tools used in the project, but only the owner of the data (YOU!) will be able to make the final determination on the value of your data.  The SIR project team will be providing numerous resources to support this process, including help documents, frequently asked questions, a how-to video, and a SIR website.

OIS Security is currently working to understand the impact of the policy on School of Medicine as well as developing specific procedures to bring us all into compliance. Computer scans (both individual and shared space), quarterly reporting, and attestation are a few of the logistic items OIS and the School of Medicine will need to contend with. Meanwhile, attendance of your Information Security Liaisons (ISL) at the monthly ISL meetings is mandatory.  Additionally, it is strongly recommended that your IT support staff attend the monthly Technical Support Group (TSG) meetings in order to stay up to date on SIR as it develops and moves forward. Please contact us if you need details regarding meeting times and places. .

We look forward to working through this with you and appreciate your time. As more information becomes available, we will make sure to communicate it to you. 

Read more about the project at http://its.unc.edu/2014/02/24/unc-chapel-hill-sensitive-information-remediation-project/.

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