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Information for IT Administrators

UMass Amherst IT helps academic and administrative departments comply with data security standards and policies. We often work with campus IT professionals to prevent and respond to data security incidents in their departments.

New IT Administrator? Contact Michael Gilbert at with your name, department, email, and phone number in order to access the resources below. 

IT Administrators' Email List

Once you subscribe to this list, you will receive news and updates from UMass Amherst IT as well as event invitations and other information pertinent to IT Administrators. We encourage all departments to have at least one person subscribed to this mailing list. To subscribe, contact Michael Gilbert at with your name, department, email, and phone number.

Security Community of Practice

The IT Community of Practice is an interest group for IT professionals at UMass Amherst sponsored by UMass Amherst IT. Meetings occur quarterly and are intended as a forum for best practices on computer security topics. Past topics include:

  • Incident response procedures
  • Using Identity Finder
  • Information security controls
  • Legal issues related to security breaches
  • Encryption

Check the Events Calendar for the next meeting.

Campus IT Administrators' Wiki

IT Administrators use this space to learn more about best practices for securing computer systems, access the contents of past IT Community of Practice presentations,and other security resources. Once added to the IT Administrators' list, you can also access the Campus IT Administrators' Wiki. You will need your UMass Amherst IT NetID and password to log in.