Committees and Boards

Committees and Boards, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Information Governance and Security Group

Clerk: Mariette Naud-Betteridge,, (tel:0131 451 3218)

The purpose of the University Information Governance and Security Group is to promote the effective management of University information in all formats throughout its lifecycle, in order to meet operational, legal and evidential requirements. This Group supports the University in identifying and managing its information needs, risks and responsibilities. It also reviews policies and procedures that comprise of the Information Security Management System (ISMS), recommending action where appropriate to strengthen information security controls.

The University Information Security Group reports on risks to the Risk and Project Management Strategy Group and on other aspects of information governance and security management to the Secretary’s Board and will also send its minutes to the Strategic Information Systems Group.

The remit of the Information Governance and Security Group applies to all locations from which University information is created and accessed including home use. As the University operates internationally, through its campuses in Dubai and in Malaysia and through arrangements with partners in other jurisdictions, the remit of the Group shall include such overseas campuses and international activities and shall pay due regard to non UK legislation that might be applicable.

Terms of Reference

Read the Information Governance and Security Group Terms of Reference

Meeting dates

The group meets 4 times a year. Dates tbc.