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Federated Identity Management & IAM Sessions at EDUCAUSE 2011

Going to EDUCAUSE 2011 in Philadelphia next week (October 18-21)? There's a lot going on in identity and access management (IAM) and federated identity management (IdM). Check out our handy list, or see the program with an IAM filter applied.

The IAM Working Group Community Update will take place on Wed., Oct. 19, 1:30-2:20 pm. You’ll hear about EDUCAUSE, Internet2, and InCommon IAM activities, get an update from the IAM Tools & Effective Practices project team, and have the opportunity to exchange ideas and brainstorm hot topics with colleagues. We hope to see you there!

EDUCAUSE 2011 Security Sessions

EDUCAUSE 2011 starts next week, October 18-21, in Philadelphia, PA. There are 60 security and privacy-related sessions, and the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) would like to provide some highlights.

October 12 IAM Online: Identity & Access Management Governance at Institutions of Higher Education

Tune in to the next IAM Online, which will take place Wednesday, October 12, at 3 p.m. EDT, to learn more about "Governance of Identity and Access Management at Institutions of Higher Education" with speakers Brendan Bellina (University of Southern California), Matthew Dalton (Ohio University), and Keith Hazelton (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Rodney Petersen (EDUCAUSE) will moderate this discussion. For more details, or to access archived sessions, visit

National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2011 is HERE!

It’s that time of year again! October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Help us raise awareness with your faculty, staff, and students in October by promoting National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM).

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InCommon and Comodo's Unique Partnership for Higher Education

In just the first year of a unique partnership, InCommon and Comodo have issued tens of thousands of certificates to more than 120 colleges and universities across the United States. InCommon, operated by Internet2, provides the U.S. research and higher education with a framework of trust for the safe sharing of online resources. Comodo is a leading certificate authority and Internet security organization, providing businesses and consumers with a variety of security and trust services. The partnership between InCommon and Comodo CA Ltd. offers U.S. higher education institutions with unlimited certificates for one annual fee, providing substantial cost and overhead savings.

Tune In October 4 & Kick Off NCSAM -- Cybersecurity as a Shared Responsibility: Stop, Think, and Connect

In this free hour-long session, “Cybersecurity as a Shared Responsibility: Stop, Think, and Connect,” Swartz, Conrad, Hampden, Menna, and Norin will talk about international and national cybersecurity strategies, the importance of awareness, and the role that higher education plays in addressing cybersecurity challenges in an increasingly interdependent networked society.

Those unable to attend may wish to visit the archives after the event or browse related resources:

New Hot Topic Page: Community Based Security Awareness

The Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) has created a new “hot topic” page on Community Based Security Awareness as part of the Information Security Guide. This page highlights 3 case studies, as well as links to a few other regional initiatives and security awareness resources. If you know about regional or national security awareness efforts (or resources) that we should highlight here, please let us know.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month! Visit for the latest tips and resources.

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New Case Study: Annual C3 (Cyber Ethics, Safety and Security) Conference

The Information Security Guide includes a new case study focusing on security awareness and community engagement: Annual C3 (Cyber Ethics, Safety and Security) Conference: An Educational Springboard. The core mission of the C3 Conference is to inform the educational community about the ethical, legal, safety, and security implications of technology use and illustrate how educators and parents can apply these concepts to their own setting. The annual conference has served as a springboard for schools and school districts in and beyond Maryland to share current research, resources and expertise for promoting cyber education in their own communities.

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Examining the Risks of Operating in the Cloud: 9/28 NACUBO Webcast

Register now for the September 28 NACUBO webcast, "Examining the Risks of Operating in the Cloud." Before entering into agreement for cloud computing services chief technology, finance, and information officers have to assess the vendor’s risk profile and examine their reliability and performance. Led by Roger Bruszewski, vice president for administration and finance at Millersville University, panelists Philip Porter, partner, Hogan Lovells, and Tammy Clark, chief information security officer, Georgia State University will discuss common pitfalls information security strategies, compliance issues with state and federal regulations and how to manage risks as more assets move to the cloud.

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