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Cybersecurity Operations Group

Overview of UC San Diego Cybersecurity Operations Group

The Cybersecurity Operations Group (CSOG) is a standing committee sponsored by the Chancellor, charged with implementing elements of the campus cybersecurity program across academic, research and administrative units. UC San Diego’s cybersecurity program takes a risk-based approach to cybersecurity, tailoring the treatment of risk as appropriate to the mission and goals of the activities being secured.

Neither a planning nor policy group, CSOG focuses on implementing a modest set of discrete security practices that can be measured and that advance our cybersecurity posture. These are tackled by the core team sequentially in order to achieve a reasonable level of practice across all areas of the UC San Diego cyber environment. 

CSOG has two teams: 

  • a core team consisting of the IT leads for the major campus units that meets twice a month
  • an extended team that consists of subject matter experts, campus administrators and faculty representatives. The extended team meets quarterly with the core team.

Cybersecurity Operations Group Charter

Current Operational Targets

Note: this list is dynamic and represents current work items

  • Ensure the wide deployment of the two security programs, Trellix (formerly FireEye) HX and Qualys cloud agent
  • Inventory administrative accounts and ensure they are enabled with multi-factor authentication (MFA);
  • Enable DUO MFA for critical servers not otherwise protected by MFA (requiring inventory of them);
  • Reduce critical vulnerabilities in systems.
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