Information Technology Services (ITS)

Information Security Council: Call for applications and nominations

Published on: June 12, 2023

The University of Toronto’s Information Security Council (ISC) is accepting applications and nominations for new members to start in the fall 2023 term.

Who can apply?

Faculty members can nominate themselves or a colleague to serve on the council.

Student representatives must be nominated by a faculty member.

Background in one or more of the following areas is preferred:

  • Policy / governance / management
  • Legal / privacy / ethics
  • Information security / risk
  • Digital research / technologies and society
  • Information systems / infrastructure / networks
  • Strategic planning / operations

Note: Applicants and nominees are not required to be subject matter experts in information security or technology.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted via the intake form by Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2023.

Committee contacts

If you have questions about member commitment load or scope, please contact:

Deepa Kundur

Faculty Co-Chair, Information Security Council
Professor and Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Kalyani Khati

Associate Director, Information Security Strategic Initiatives

About the council

The ISC consists of a diverse group of people from the academic and administrative community who provide guidance in matters of information security within the context of the University’s mission, objectives and obligations.

Members are appointed for two years with the possibility of serving for another year.

The ISC will meet at least once during the fall, winter and spring terms and as necessary at the direction of the chairs.

The council will focus on transparency, awareness and educating the community as much as possible. The council has also established five working groups to run ideas by the tri-campus community and solicit feedback on various security matters and initiatives.

Purpose of the council

The ISC will:

  • Ensure broad consultation in planning and decision-making processes.
  • Assist in the review of envisioned and unanticipated risks to the University’s digital assets.
  • Ensure a robust and practiced process exists around incident response and collaborate with the president or designate to initiate information security initiatives.
  • Ensure education of the University community on digital security best practices.
  • Oversee the development, recommendation and review of procedures, standards and guidelines for the protection of the University’s digital assets.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting on information security risks to the appropriate governing groups including the senior executive and the audit committee of governing council.

For more information about the ISC, please visit the ISC page.