Meet Anna Pulver

October 14, 2013

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Anna Pulver

When Anna Pulver came back to her hometown of Platteville, WI, she brought along her warm smile and 15 years of experience in both higher education and the private sector, which includes nine years of working in Information Security. As our Information Security Officer (ISO), Anna is responsible for the development, implementation and oversight of programs, policies, and controls that protect the information of UW-Platteville so that it is available when needed, the integrity of the information can be relied upon, and it is protected from inappropriate disclosure. "When people hear 'Information', their mind generally jumps to technology. But Information Security is an organization-wide program designed to protect data in all of its forms including written, verbal, or electronic and throughout its lifecycle - while in motion, storage, destruction." 

 

As our ISO, Anna is engaged in building the campus Information Security program framework and providing security consulting on projects (e.g.  bringing credit card capabilities to Dining Services, defining access to the Oracle Business Intelligence environment, etc.), as well as being an active voice for security within the UW-Technology and Information Security Council. Anna is passionate about working with people to find that sweet spot between making information available for people who need it and protecting it when people don't. "One of the things I love about my job is listening to all sides of an issue and finding that balance between security solutions that protect from risk and solutions that provide accessibility."

One phrase Anna is known for is "a healthy dose of paranoia". When you handle information at UW-Platteville - your unofficial transcripts, talking with prospective students on the phone, returning employee records to a file cabinet, or accessing advising information in PASS - take a moment to ask yourself these questions: What would happen if it was my information? If it was someone else’s? And do I really want to do this? That little pause from a healthy dose of paranoia helps to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information at UW-Platteville.

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