The Compliance Team provides tools, services, education, awareness, and guidance necessary for the University community to work towards a safe and secure IT environment for teaching, research, outreach, and the conduct of University business. We are charged with examining and evaluating the policies, procedures, and systems, which are in place to ensure: the reliability and integrity of information; compliance with policies, plans, laws, and regulations; the safeguarding of assets; and use of resources.

The Compliance Team exists to ensure the University of Maryland, College Park is effectively fulfilling their IT Security responsibilities. Our mission is set by the USM IT Security Standards. In simpler words, our objective is to influence others to reduce risks which often can be accomplished by raising awareness.

Please take a look at What We Offer for a complete list of our Compliance Services. Also, be sure and visit our Compliance Guidance page for comprehensive guidance on many IT Security topics, all of which is based on IT Security best practices as well as Federal and State security standards.