Security has become a top concern in universities. As hackers become more sophisticated, their attacks are more damaging and harmful to everyone. The University of Ottawa is not immune. Our daily reliance on computers contributes to the increased risk the organization faces and the likelihood of confidential or restricted information falling into the wrong hands. A framework for IT security risk reduction is truly necessary. In the upcoming year and likely beyond, we will be undertaking a series of initiatives to increase the protection of the University and solidify our wall against malicious attempts. This is on top of existing solutions and initiatives already in place.