Information Technology Services (ITS)

Information Security Council: Call for Applications and Nominations


The University of Toronto’s Information Security Council (ISC) is accepting applications and nominations for new members who will be starting in the Fall term. The ISC is seeking four to five faculty members who will complement and add to the strategic knowledge, expertise and skills of the current members, and the diversity across campuses and academic disciplines.

In addition to faculty members, the ISC is looking for one graduate student and one undergraduate student with knowledge in the areas listed below.

Who is this for?

Faculty members at the University of Toronto can nominate themselves or a colleague to serve on the ISC. Student representatives must be nominated by a faculty member.

People with background in one or more of the following areas are preferred:

    • Policy/Governance/Management
    • Legal/Privacy/Ethics
    • Information Security/Risk
    • Digital Research/Technologies and Society
    • Information Systems/Infrastructure/Networks
    • Strategic Planning/Operations

Please note:

Applicants and nominees are not required to be experts in information security or technology; the ISC also wants representation from users of technology.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted via the online form by Friday, September 24, 2021.

Committee contacts

If you have questions about the ISC’s faculty commitment load or scope, please contact:

Heidi Bohaker

Acting co-chair, Information Security Council, Faculty representative for humanities
Associate Professor, Department of History
heidi.bohaker@utoronto.ca

Kalyani Khati

Associate Director, Information Security Strategic Initiatives
kalyani.khati@utoronto.ca

About the ISC

The ISC was formed on January 30, 2018. It is composed of a diverse group of people from the academic and administrative community with strategic knowledge, expertise and skills to provide balance within the broad purpose of the ISC – providing guidance to the university in matters of information security within the context of the university’s mission, objectives and obligations.

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

The ISC will meet at least once in each of the fall, winter and spring terms, and as necessary at the direction of the chairs. This schedule will be reviewed on an annual basis.

The ISC exists to ensure broad consultation in planning and decision-making processes. The ISC will:

  • Assist in the review of envisioned and unanticipated risks to the university’s digital assets;
  • Ensure a robust and practiced process exists around incidence response; 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; and
  • 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.

The council will focus on transparency, awareness and educating the community as much as possible. Working groups will strive to run ideas by the community and solicit feedback.

More information

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