Network and Communication Services (NCS)

Network & Communication Services (NCS) organizational chart

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Our mission is to provide campus-wide access to the network, Internet, email, and manage the IT infrastructure and IT security for all centrally-managed systems at McGill. NCS is composed of six teams:

  • Core System Infrastructure - Responsible for server management (virtual and physical servers), data storage and backup, and central IT Data Centers.
  • Core Infrastructure Applications - Manages operating systems and infrastructure applications to support network and unified communications (email, instant messaging, cloud storage, DNS, DHCP, etc.)
  • Network Infrastructure - Manages wireless and wired networks, and related components
  • Telecommunications infrastructures and systems - Installs and supports audiovisual equipment in classrooms and other areas on campus, installs and maintains physical network and physical security components.
  • Information Security - Protects the McGill network and information systems against cyber-threats and reduces vulnerabilities by setting security policies and implementing security solutions, including endpoint protection, event monitoring, and two-factor authentication. In collaboration with other units, sponsors Information Security Awareness initiatives targeting the McGill community.
  • SMI - Provide and operate administrative applications infrastructures and services such as central databases, middleware and API platforms.