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Data Privacy Month Campus Activities, January 2012 - What's Your Campus Doing?
Many institutions are celebrating Data Privacy Month in January. Here are just a few examples. We hope that you will be able to adapt these materials for use at your institution or that the creativity behind these activities will inspire you to host your own events or develop your own original resources! If you would like to share your efforts, please contact us.
In Honor of Data Privacy Month, Download Matt Ivester's Book at No Charge (Jan. 27-30)
In honor of Data Privacy Month, you can download Matt Ivester’s book “lol...OMG!” at no charge. The giveaway starts at 12:01 a.m. on January 27, 2012, and expires at 11:59 p.m. on January 30, 2012. Then be sure to join us on Monday, January 30 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time for a webinar with Matt Ivester (author and founder of JuicyCampus).
“lol...OMG!” provides a cautionary look at the many ways that today's students are experiencing the unanticipated negative consequences of their digital decisions from lost job opportunities and denied college and graduate school admissions to full-blown national scandals.
Make Cybersecurity Part of Your 2012 Resolutions
If you’re still looking for a New Year’s resolution, it’s not too late to join the Stop.Think.Connect.™ Campaign in setting online safety resolutions for 2012. Follow these simple steps from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) to enhance increase your devices’ cybersecurity:
Higher Education Information Security Council Releases 2012-13 Strategic Plan
The Higher Education Information Security Council 2012-13 Strategic Plan is now available online. This strategic plan is intended to set forth a vision for the higher education information security community and provide a concise roadmap to guide the efforts of the HEISC in 2012 and 2013. If you missed the Town Hall webinar on January 9, where we discussed the council's vision, mission, goals, objectives, and current working group activities, an archived recording is now available.
Contact us if you have any questions or feedback.
January 11 IAM Online: Multi-Factor Authentication in Higher Education
Tune in to the next IAM Online, which will take place Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at 3 p.m. EST, to learn more about "Using Federated Identity for NSF- and NIH-Funded Cyberinfrastructure" with speakers Bill Barnett (Indiana University) and Von Welch (Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, Indiana University). Tom Barton (University of Chicago) will moderate this discussion. For more details, or to access archived sessions, visit http://www.incommon.org/iamonline.
2011 ECAR Report on IdM in Higher Ed ucation Now Publicly Available
The Identity Management in Higher Education, 2011 Report is now available to the public. You may access the report (originally published June 2, 2011), along with the methodology, survey instrument, case study, and more through the ECAR research hub.
Based on its findings in Identity Management in Higher Education, 2011, ECAR offers the following recommendations:
Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan Released, December 2011
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) recently released Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program, which defines a set of interrelated priorities for the agencies of the United States government that conduct or sponsor research and development (R&D) in cybersecurity.
History of Data Privacy Day
Data Privacy Day, which will be celebrated in January 2012 for the fifth year, provides an excellent opportunity for universities to raise awareness and promote education about privacy among students, faculties, and administrators. (Several ideas are provided below, but you can also learn more about the free webinars being planned for January 2012.)
HEISC Town Hall Webinar (1/9/12 archived recording available)
Now available: A recording of the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) Town Hall webinar held on January 9, 2012. Council co-chair Larry Conrad presented the 2012-2013 HEISC strategic plan to the higher ed community. Participants had a chance to share feedback regarding the goals and objectives. Access the recording or download the presentation slides.
January is Data Privacy Month: Free Webinars and Easy Ways to Increase Awareness
You know the importance of protecting personal identities and the effects social media can have on privacy, but does everyone on your campus? During the month of January, EDUCAUSE is expanding on Data Privacy Day to provide an entire month’s worth of activities and resources to help raise data privacy awareness. You can participate by attending the upcoming webinars and creating a plan to increase awareness on your campus with the easy-to-implement suggestions listed below. You can also visit the EDUCAUSE Data Privacy Month page for additional resources and information or read more about the history of Data Privacy Day.
January 2012 Webinars
EDUCAUSE hosted several webinars on data privacy throughout the month of January: