Identity, Privacy, and Cybersecurity


Learn about how personal data is collected, stored, managed, and shared, and the choices you have regarding your data.

Identity and Access

Learn about your different campus roles, and about access to applications, software, and systems at the University of Illinois.


Learn about ways the University of Illinois protects individuals, networks, data, devices, and the role that you play.

Campus VPN login process will be different as of March 12

  • If you already use the Duo app for multi-factor authentication, you will begin using it to access the campus VPN as well. You will be prompted to authenticate each time you connect to the campus VPN.
  • You will see fewer options in the drop-down menu.

We are adding this additional layer of security to the VPN to protect the university. There have been a number of targeted attacks against higher education institutions where their VPN was used as a means for unauthorized access to systems and information.  

The Cybersecurity Improvement Initiative

Technology Services and our campus IT partners are embarking on a multi-year effort to increase protection for our people, resources, and data.

Need a Privacy Review?

We can provide free consultative services.

If your university responsibilities include storing, capturing, or processing PII, you could benefit from a Privacy Review. A Privacy Review looks at projects that create or collect new PII or use existing personal information in a new way.


Risk Assessments Make Good Business Sense

If you are unsure who can officially accept certain risks, what the applicable processes look like, who the data stewards for certain data types are, or who the risk holder might be for an existing gap, GRC can help.

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