According to the requirements of the "VwV Informationssicherheit" of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the kiz (as well as the university as a whole) has the task of establishing an Information Security Management System (ISMS) in order to guarantee basic IT protection according to the recommendations of the BSI for its central and mission-critical systems. The ISMS at the kiz is part of the service management based on the ITIL process model. The kiz has appointed two Information Security Officers (ISO) to implement the security concept, to comply with security guidelines and to organize and design the underlying security processes in its services and internal operational processes. The kiz explicitly provides the university with a number of services relating to IT security and provides a collection of best practice guides and instructions for security-conscious handling of IT applications.
Information security is a very complex topic, where technical and organizational measures must be applied equally in order to achieve sufficient protection for the entire organization. In order to make this somewhat easier for you, we provide here a series of guidelines and advisors which have been developed from corresponding recommendations, e.g. of the BSI, and the exchange with other information security officers in the state of Baden-Württemberg.
Our service includes the provision of an anti-virus software package for Windows users, the maintenance of a virus scanner on our central email server, and support in the cut-off process of infected devices.
A digital certificate is an electronic set of data - like a passport - which describes certain traits of a person or device and can be validated through cryptographic means. When creating a new certificate a private and a public key are computed. Flowingly, the public key is supplemented with further data about certain traits, for example the name of the certificate receiver, which are further confirmed by the certificate issuer with their own signature. The hereby resulting set of data or document is the digital certificate of the person or device. In accordance with the DFN-PKI (Deutsches Forschungsnetz - Public Key Infrastructure) the kiz can issue user or server certificates for members of Ulm University on the security level 'global'.