Hartwick College Selects OculusIT for Managed Security Services, including 24×7 SOCaaS and Virtual CISO
SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY, May 19, 2022 – Hartwick College has chosen OculusIT, higher education’s leading managed IT and cloud services company, for high-touch Managed Security Services, including 24×7 Security Operations Center-as-a-Service (SOCaaS) and Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) Services. The New York-based private institution was looking to partner with an expert managed security services provider (MSSP) to strengthen cybersecurity measures at their campus. With over 15 years of higher education IT experience, OculusIT has helped higher education institutions with an evolved SIEM, threat detection, and response solutions.
OculusIT will provide Hartwick College with OculusIT EYE, the 24×7 Security Operations Center developed exclusively for higher education. The OculusIT EYE solution will provide unmatched threat detection capabilities and a definitive response against cyberattacks, including incident monitoring, analysis, routing, handling, and reporting via security event monitoring, phone, email, ITSM ticketing, and account management support.
Hartwick College will also experience the benefits of OculusIT’s Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) Services for expert, independent, and unbiased review of risk, compliance, and security methodologies. The vCISO will serve as an information security liaison to auditors, assessors, and third parties, and oversee policy development and recommendations with NIST, SANS, ISACA, ISC2 requirements. The vCISO will also ensure industry best practices are maintained and provide a cybersecurity roadmap with strategic guidance to Hartwick College.
“Now, more than ever, security has become a critical component for higher education institutions across the country,” said Jim Tandon, Vice President of Client Engagements at OculusIT. “We are proud to support Hartwick College with our virtual CISO and Security Operations Center services to not only help them strengthen their security posture through our best-in-class security offering, but also save them resources and money.”
About Hartwick College
Hartwick College is a private liberal arts college in Oneonta, New York. The institution began as Hartwick Seminary in 1797, later expanding into a 4-year college in 1927 and moving to its current location. The college currently enrolls 1200 undergraduate students from 30 states and 22 countries. Transforming students into critical thinkers who make a difference in an evolving world, Hartwick has 187 faculty members, with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. For more information about Hartwick College, please visit: www.hartwick.edu.
OculusIT is a global, all-inclusive managed IT, security, and cloud services company dedicated to serving the education industry. Our strategy is to offer the most cost-effective and responsive partnership that provides flexibility and nimbleness in response to economic changes and directly contributes to higher education’s ability to provide and maintain the highest quality IT services. OculusIT grows with you, adapts to you, and ensures consistency and continuity of service with a partnership, service philosophy, and cost savings unparalleled in the higher education IT services domain. Learn more at www.oculusit.com.
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