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Learning While Doing: Two Institutions’ Practical IT Risk Management Experiences
July 29, 2013

IT risk management identifies, assesses, and responds to IT risks. Effective IT risk management examines issues such as institutional use of data , IT security measures to prevent or…

Enterprise Content-Aware DLP Solution Comparison and Select Vendor Profiles
May 14, 2013

This Gartner report covers content-aware data-loss prevention, which has grown up and is on the verge of becoming a standard part of security architecture. A small set of vendors dominate a major…

IT Security Officer Survey
April 9, 2008

This April 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of information security officers in higher education. It seeks to understand the important c…

Local IT Security for Colleges, Schools, and Departments: A Higher Education Perspective
December 5, 2006

This bulletin discusses some of the lessons learned by the Emory College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, in developing its information technology security strategy, as well as what other schools g…

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006
October 12, 2006

Abstract When ECAR studied IT security in 2003, we discovered that despite efforts to develop a secure IT infrastructure in higher education, uneven management awareness and a culture that e…

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006 Roadmap
October 12, 2006

This roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the ECAR study, Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006. When ECAR studied IT security in 200…

Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006 – Key Findings
October 12, 2006

This document presents the key findings of the ECAR study, Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006. When ECAR studied IT security in 2003, we discovered that despite efforts …

Campus IT Security: Governance, Strategy, Policy, and Enforcement
August 15, 2006

Successful implementation of an effective information, data, and system "security blanket" for higher education institutions requires recognition of and action upon the cultural, politi…

Surveying the Steps to a Secure Emory University
March 28, 2006

This research bulletin summarizes how Emory University used the results of a security survey of higher education institutions to make important, peer-informed decisions on how to secure and prote…

A Systematic, Comprehensive Approach to Information Security
July 6, 2005

Information security is a process of business risk management that must be performed on an ongoing basis. It is critical to take an approach to information security that examines the risks and s…

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