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Departmental Security Administrator (DSA)

The Departmental Security Administrator (DSA) is the point of contact for maintaining mainframe accounts within his/her area of responsibility. All issues and concerns relating to access to the mainframe should be directed to your DSA.

DSA responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • the timely inactivation of accounts,
  • assuring Non-Disclosure Agreements are signed in a timely manner,
  • assignment and collection of authentication tokens, and
  • requesting appropriate access to functions and tasks.

Each department or college has at least two DSAs. The purpose of having DSAs in each department or college permits clients within that area to continue to perform their business functions with a minimum delay.

If you’re not sure who your DSA is, contact Information Security at buinfosec@bu.edu or 617-353-9004.