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Seminole Secure

Hurricanes, cyberattacks and pandemics can hit at any time, often with little notice.

A business continuity solution provides the means for the university to resume normal business as quickly and completely as possible in the event of a natural or manmade disaster. And while the type of disaster may vary, the end goal is always the same—to enable essential university business functions and services to continue to support the needs of the FSU community.

Seminole Secure is a combined effort from Florida State University Information Technology Services (ITS) and Florida State University Emergency Management. This four-part program is designed to improve disaster preparedness and response at FSU. Beginning in 2021, ITS began their three year cycle of guiding University Units through the creation of business impact analysis and disaster recovery plans, risk assessment, and vulnerability scanning. At the same time Emergency Management initiated the first annual Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) cycle for all University Units and as of June 2021, all University Units are in compliance with 4-OP-E-10 Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) policy and have completed their plans.


Being ready and having a plan in place when disaster strikes has never been more necessary. Seminole Secure will enable the university to continue operating and meeting the needs of the FSU community following a disaster. This documentation is critical to how the university responds in the chaotic aftermath of a crisis. Advanced planning today helps mitigate financial or reputational impact to FSU tomorrow.


Seminole Secure will be rolled out to FSU business units over three years. View your department’s schedule and get ready!

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Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is the method of recovering data in order to resume business operations in the aftermath of a disaster.
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Risk Assessment

A risk assessment identifies events or risks that could negatively impact a unit and the greater university.
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Continuity of operations plans document how units will continue to perform essential operations during a disruption.
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Vulnerability Management

Vulnerability management utilizes scanning which regularly inspects systems and software on the FSU network for security holes.
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