Office of the Chief Information Security Officer

Internet of Things (IoT)

Read more about the objectives of UW’s IoT Risk Mitigation Strategy Program and view resources.

The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to bring substantial value to UW and other higher education institutions. Energy management programs, research environments, public safety, and teaching and learning are all areas that can benefit from IoT systems. However, if these systems are not thoughtfully selected, implemented, and managed, they can bring substantial risk to the institution as well.

The new role of IoT Risk Mitigation Strategy Director, and the associated program in development, will establish a comprehensive approach for managing and mitigating the growing risks stemming from IoT systems and devices across the University. The early focus of the program will be on institutionally acquired IoT systems rather than standalone IoT devices.