IT Security

Computer security is one of the foremost concerns of the College of Letters & Science.  The campus Security Baseline project (2012-2014) and updates in the campus data security policies have put an increased emphasis on the security of our computers, servers and email.

L&S Learning Support Services offers a variety of security services.

Available To

Faculty, Instructional Staff, Teaching Assistants, and Departments


291b Van Hise Hall


Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and by appointment

Getting Started

If you need assistance with security questions or plans, contact Sue Weier.

LSS Techzone Security

The LSS TechZone supports desktop computers and servers in approximately 20 L&S departments.  Workstations in TechZone-managed departments are monitored daily for viruses and malware, patched bi-weekly, and scanned for restricted data each month.  We use software offered by the central campus to keep the computers fully-patched, compliant with campus IT policies, and safe from intrusion.

Security Counseling

A security consultant is available to all L&S departments, centers and institutes for:

  • reviewing software solutions and current practices in the College of Letters & Science.
  • answering questions about restricted and sensitive data handling.
  • providing security presentations for your group or department
  • assisting with digital intrusions and incidents
  • acting as a liaison with DoIT.

Campus IT Policies

Information about UW-Madison campus IT policies can be found at Individual faculty and staff are responsible for meeting the IT policies, including the following:

LSS Staff Contact

Sue Weier

Position title: L&S Information Security Officer


Phone: 608-262-3004

299B Van Hise Hall