About Research Data Security Services

Research Data Security Services are central services extended by the Office of the Vice President of Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Maine. Security services facilitate the development and implementation of research-specific data security guidance, policy, and infrastructure, in line with UMS and UMaine information security policies and procedures.

Areas of Focus

  • Pre- and post-award review & consulting with PIs
  • Researcher-focused solution assessments¬†
  • Periodic assessments of compliance within secure computing environments
  • Compliant reaction to information security incidents
  • Development of System Security Plans (SSPs)
  • Development and review of Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to identify information system weaknesses, mitigating actions, resources, and timelines for corrective actions
  • Technical security controls assessments and baseline validations to identify vulnerabilities and correct deficiencies as part of a continuous monitoring program

Helpful Resources

The following resources are provided through the UMS Information Security Office, who work to identify, protect against, detect, respond to, and recover from information security events.

policy iconUMS Information Security Program and Policies

Inventory iconUMS Permitted and Restricted Systems for Data Storage and Data Processing

description iconUMS Administrative Practice Letters

  Category iconData Classification

  groups iconEmployee Protection of Data

  quickreply iconInformation Security Incident Response

  Accessibility iconAcceptable Use of Information and Information Systems

The following resources are also relevant to cybersecurity.

assured workload iconUMS Office of Research Compliance Research Security
assured workload iconFederal Data Protection Laws (EDUCAUSE)