Virginia Community College System Improves Incident Reporting and Management with TIPS

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

In an effort to keep up with information security risks and threats and improve the incident management process between the 23 Virginia Community Colleges and the system office, the Virginia Community College System has implemented TIPS, an innovative risk management software platform from Awareity.

“Before TIPS, it was often difficult to coordinate actions with each of the community college ISOs and keep track of all steps taken. Many times the system office was unaware of an incident that may have occurred on one campus and was unable to communicate lessons learned to the other campuses,” explains VCCS CISO Thomas Bowers. “With TIPS, we are now receiving reports in a timely fashion and can document all response efforts, saving countless hours and resources keeping track of information through e-mails, spreadsheets and meetings.”

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