The Security Improvements Program comprises a suite of projects aimed at mitigating cyber security risks to protect UQ and its wider community.

UQ is delivering a cyber improvements security program that enhances our cyber security maturity, effectively manages risk, and protects UQ’s community and information assets against a constantly evolving threat landscape. This aligns with UQ's Cyber Security Strategy

The cyber security program has achieved and continues to monitor many areas, including the following: 

  • targeting areas where UQ operates outside its cyber security risk appetite
  • testing and deploying additional features within the firewall infrastructure to increase the security of the on-campus network and devices 
  • automating privileges and access management (where possible)
  • enhancing asset and third-party management maturity levels
  • enabling hosted server account management
  • improving email security
  • addressing risks associated with remote working
  • implementing cyber security monitoring and reporting systems to give greater visibility of UQ’s cyber security environment and allow ITS to measure the effectiveness of security controls
  • implementing a cultural change program to increase cyber security awareness throughout the UQ community. 

Report a cyber concern, and access training and awareness content on the Cyber Security website.

Benefits to UQ

The program will have several benefits to UQ, including:

  • improved protection against cyber security threats
  • increasing UQ’s cyber security maturity and capabilities
  • protection of UQ’s information assets including personal data and intellectual property of staff, students and the wider UQ community
  • educating the UQ community on cyber security threats and how to better protect themselves both at UQ and in their personal lives.