Information Security

MSU Information Security department works to advise the university on risks to Information Systems, respond to incidents, and take proactive measures to ensure compliance and security throughout the university.

Check out the SecureIT site for more information security information and safe computing guidelines.


Several different teams support IT security measures for the university.

Governance, Risk, & Compliance

The Governance, Risk, and Compliance team works to protect information assets; helps satisfy legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements; and applies best practices for information technology security and risk management while protecting the unimpeded flow of information.

Application Security

The Application Security team uses tools and methods to protect MSU applications from external threats.

Incident Response

The Incident Response team coordinates campus-wide incident response with the MSU Police and manages a vulnerability management program for testing university IT infrastructure on a regular basis.

Cyber Security

The Cyber Security team develops and maintains real-time protections for university resources.

Identity & Access Management

Various teams support access management and identity management initiatives for the university.

Access Management

The Access Management team provides access and checks authorization for individuals to types of institutional data and systems.

Identity Management

The Identity Management team works with authentication systems and integrations.

ID Office

Identity management activities are also handled through the MSU ID Office, including the MSU Spartan ID Card and MSU NetID provisioning. Additionally, the ID Office sells student bus passes, sells employee and off-campus meal plans, and resets accounts when needed.

Active Directory

The Active Directory team supports authentication initiatives including Campus Exchange and CampusAD.