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The Office of the Chief Information Officer

The Office of the Chief Information Officer

The Chief Information Officer is responsible for providing leadership and support in information technology for the entire university community. The Office of the CIO promotes IT solutions that improve the teaching, learning, research, and administrative environment of the university.

ITS News at USC

ITS to Host Cybersecurity Summit

In order to increase information security awareness and in conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, ITS is hosting a cybersecurity summit on Thursday, October 30. Click the title above for additional information.

CIO Discusses Changing Research Infrastructure

In Researchers Go Global: Preparing the Next Generation of Innovators, published in the EDUCAUSE Online Review, CIO and Vice Provost Peter M. Siegel discusses how new trends in cloud storage, big data, high-speed networking, and supercomputing resources are evolving the landscape of research and changing the way researchers, faculty, and students collaborate across academic disciplines.

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RSS ITS Security Blog

  • Sandworm Vulnerability Requires Another Fix from Microsoft
    BACKGROUND Hackers have bypassed Microsoft’s security patch to address the Sandworm vulnerability in Windows resulting in the company issuing another advisory and warning users of the new threat. IMPACT The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens … Continue reading →
  • Adobe Flash Vulnerability Currently Being Exploited
    BACKGROUND There is a vulnerability in Adobe Flash that is being exploited in large scale attacks. The vulnerability is being tracked as CVE-2014-0569 ( on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database. The exploit includes memory corruption vulnerabilities and an integer overflow vulnerability that … Continue reading →