Key Projects and Initiatives
The NYU IT Global Office of Information Security (GOIS) provides a wide variety of services to the NYU community that help minimize the risk of a cybersecurity incident and protect NYU's computer network including the data that is transmitted over that network. Some of the critical projects in NYU IT's current cybersecurity portfolio are the expansion of Cybersecurity Awareness Training with KnowBe4, Implementation of Email Impersonation Prevention, Plan and Implement Managed Detect Response (MDR) Services, and Develop Cybersecurity Policy Framework.
Digital accessibility ensures that NYU websites, web applications, and digital content meet federal regulations and can be used by those in our community who have a diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, or cognitive abilities. NYU IT's current Digital Accessibility project portfolio includes Web Publishing, ServiceLink Upgrade, remediation for pre-existing content and newly-created content across schools and units, and reinforcement by awareness training across schools and units.
Google announced that it will be eliminating free, unlimited storage for its higher education clients in July 2022. However, NYU, along with other universities, has negotiated an extension to July 2024. NYU IT will be working with representatives from across the University to develop and implement solutions that meet the University’s academic, research, and administrative current and future storage needs, while supporting our mission as a research institution and minimizing the impact to our faculty, researchers, and students.
For now, nothing is changing about NYU’s access to free, unlimited storage in NYU Drive and NYU Email. Updates on our approach and decisions will be shared on the Google Workspace Storage page.
In support of NYU’s commitment to sustainability, NYU’s IT Tech and Sustainability site describes the projects and processes to decrease IT’s carbon footprint. Projects include decommissioning of unused network infrastructure, softphone implementations, hardware device reduction, PaperlessNYU Print pilot, and creation of IT Sustainability Guidelines for the NYU community. The Initiative also remains aligned with the University’s strategic priorities and cost-saving efforts, and continues to evaluate and seek opportunities that further sustainability.