Services that provide security, data integrity, and compliance for institutional activities.

Services (15)

Administrative Rights

To install certain software and hardware on a TWU PC, users must have administrative rights on that computer.

Anti-virus and Malware Protection

Antivirus is protective software designed to defend a computer against malicious software.

Emergency Notifications (Pioneer Alerts)

Texas Woman's University Department of Public Safety uses a variety of methods to alert students, faculty, and staff in case of a significant emergency on a campus.

Guest Access - Access to Services and Resources for Affiliate Personnel or Pre-Employment

Individuals such as contractors, visiting scholars, and others such as support staff from outside companies may be eligible for TWU portal usernames.

Hard Drive Magnetizing (Degausser)

Degaussing (magnetizing) hard drives is an industry best practice for data security.

ID Cards, Card Readers, and Access Control Systems

ID cards and readers are managed by ID and Dining Services.

Information Security Investigations

TWU Information Security offers investigative and analysis services to assist with official investigations related to information resources.

Information Security Training

IT Solutions commits to a culture of cybersecurity awareness through outreach, training, and promotion. Information Security Training is mandated by the State of Texas and is required to be completed at hire and annually thereafter by all employees and contractors that use a computer for 25% or more of their responsibilities.

New Employee Tech Onboarding

Texas Woman's IT Solutions works with supervisors and departments to ensure that new employees have the technology and access they need as quickly as possible.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificates

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption secures websites, intranets, extranets, and other server-based applications.

Security Incident Response

Reporting information security concerns or suspected security incidents

Service Evaluation & Risk Assessment

Laws (TAC and HIPAA) and industry mandates (PCI) require organizations to assess their vulnerabilities and risks. ITS leadership is involved in the contract routing process.

Spam Filtering Service (Proofpoint)

Proofpoint has been a leader in effective blocking of email-borne threats for over a decade.

SSO Authentication (Shibboleth)

Shibboleth is the authentication system that enables access to web applications via single sign-on. Portal ID account holders use Shibboleth to gain access to these resources.

Usernames and Passwords (Pioneer Portal)

All faculty, staff, and students associated with Texas Woman's University must have a Pioneer Portal account. This account is the key to unlocking several information pages that are found only on TWU's Intranet (Portal).