Ohlone College Selects OculusIT for Virtual CISO-as-a-Service
SUMMIT, NEW JERSEY, February 2, 2023 – Ohlone College, the Fremont, California based community college, has expanded its relationship with OculusIT to include virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO) Services to implement cybersecurity best practices on campus. OculusIT has been supporting higher education for more than 15 years with IT leadership and managed IT services including Security Operations Center, Network Operations Center, ERP managed Services, Identity and Access Management, response solutions, and more.
When Ohlone College sought out an experienced managed security services provider to further fortify its current cybersecurity measures and protect student and institutional data, it turned to existing partner, OculusIT. Currently, OculusIT supports Ohlone College with Oculus IT EYE, a 24×7 Security Operations Center.
Ohlone College will leverage 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, and ISC2 requirements. Ensuring industry best practices are maintained, the vCISO will also provide a cybersecurity roadmap with strategic guidance to the institution.
“Our vCISO is a team of top security officials who specialize in higher education. They will serve as collaborators for Ohlone College’s internal IT team and advise them of best practices for implementing compliances and mitigating risks,” said Jim Tandon, Vice President of Client Engagements at OculusIT. “The increasingly sophisticated threat landscape coupled with a complex compliance environment driven the demand for CISO roles in higher ed.”
About Ohlone College
A part of the California Community College System, Ohlone College is a public community college with its main campus in Fremont and a second campus in Newark, California. Established in 1965, Ohlone College offers 61 associate degrees and over 100 vocational certificate programs that provide skill training. The institution enrolls over 11,000 students. For more information about Ohlone College, please visit www.ohlone.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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