With more than 45,000 students and 12,000 faculty and staff, and five campuses, the University of Tennessee (UT) prides itself on educating its students, doing research and creative work that improves quality of life, and reaching out to share expertise with Tennesseans. The university stands in a class by itself as Tennessee’s flagship institution and one of the United States’ great public research universities.

Like most major educational institutions, UT is a prime target for hackers and the insider threat. Past security incidents involving university systems attacking military sites resulted in all access from the university being blocked. Because our institution has been awarded millions of dollars through various grants, not having the ability to communicate or continue research efforts has a detrimental effect on the university.

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