Network Security Development & Special Projects

Provides real-time security monitoring to protect Columbia University’s systems, sensitive and confidential data (including intellectual property and research), DMCA and PCI compliance needs.  


PCI-DSS Monitoring

PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard ) is monitored by CUIT Security and managed by Finance's Treasury department.

Columbia Univeristy's PCI Policy

Server/Application Vulnerability Scanning

Vulnerability scanning of IT systems. Please submit requests to [email protected] with the subject "Nexpose scan - IP addresses".

Advisory Services for Handling Sensitive Data

Proper handling of PII is covered by Columbia University policy. Please refer to PII procedures for specifics.

Media Destruction and Secure Deletion of Data
Log Correlations

Combining systems logs into real-time, readable reports. Please submit requests to [email protected].

Penetration Testing

Testing vulnerabilities in servers and applications. Please submit requests to [email protected].

Forensic Investigations

Please submit requests to [email protected].

Endpoint Security

Securing Columbias desktops, laptops, smart phones and tablets. Please see Columbia's official Endpoint Protection Policy.

Personal Computer Security and Password Management

Guidance on setting strong passwords and best practices to protect your computer and data.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

Responsible for copyright violations at the University.


CUIT does not condone illegal filesharing for your safety

Operating System Updates and Backups

Outdated systems are susceptible to hacks and viruses. CUIT advises backing up your data.

University IT Policies

Know your responsibilities.

Security Software Downloads

Software that is available based on your Columbia affiliation.

*Latest* Phishing Email Alerts

A must-read for everyone at the University.

Our Services


Studebaker Building
615 West 131st Street
New York, NY 10027

For general inquiries, please email us at [email protected]