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Texas state law requires that the University of Texas at Austin maintain an inventory of all University IT assets and confidential University data as part of its comprehensive Information Security Program.

Historically, this inventory has been maintained by local IT support staff on campus, but as wireless networking has become more pervasive and reliable, many faculty and staff are no longer connecting to traditional wired networks.  As a result, the University must rely more on assistance from faculty and staff to effectively maintain these required inventories.

Faculty and staff are able to update their devices here:

https://isora.security.utexas.edu/r/devices

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the UT Austin General Network?
What is a MAC Address?
How do I identify my device's MAC address?
What if I have several devices and I'm not sure which device I'm being asked to update?
How often will I need to update my devices?
Do I need to update my own Personal devices that connect to the campus network?
How is University data classified?
Who else will see these device update details?
If I'm both a student and an employee what should I do?
Are there any university policies or rules requiring this?
What will happen if I don't take any action?
What should I do if I have more questions?

 

What is the UT Austin General Network?
More information about UT's General Network can be found here [General Network]

What is a MAC Address?
MAC Addresses are explained here (https://techterms.com/definition/macaddress)

How do I identify my device's MAC address?
This varies based on operating system and device, but you can use the following resource (https://www.wikihow.com/Find-the-MAC-Address-of-Your-Computer)

What if I have several devices and I'm not sure which device I'm being asked to update?
You will be sent a notice for each device requiring an update that connects to the UT Austin General Network (via wired or wireless connection)

How often will I need to update my devices?
You will be asked to update your device annually

Do I need to update my own Personal devices that connect to the campus network?
You should update these and indicate whether or not you access university data with the device

How is University data classified?
You can see more details here [UT Data Classification Standard]

Who else will see these device update details?
Your local IT Support Team will be able to see these details to best support you and to properly account for the unit's inventory and associated risks

If I'm both a student and an employee what should I do?
Update your devices and indicate if any university data is accessed on them in your capacity as an employee (not your personal academic information)

Are there any university policies or rules requiring this?
The following UT policy statements apply and source from related state administrative code (TAC 202) and UT System policy (UTS-165):
https://security.utexas.edu/policies/irusp#standard3.2.2
https://security.utexas.edu/policies/irusp#standard10.1
https://security.utexas.edu/policies/irusp#standard19.6
https://security.utexas.edu/policies/irusp#standard20.3

What will happen if I don't take any action?
After multiple reminders, if your device is not updated it may not be permitted to access the UT General Network

What should I do if I have more questions?
You have several options for assistance.  You can contact these resources:

- Your local IT Support Team
- The UT Service Desk
- The UT Information Security Office (security@utexas.edu)