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CDS Spotlight: Information Security
July 10, 2014

This research bulletin uses data from Modules 1 and 7 of the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service to examine the current state of information security in higher education . Using a graphic-based for…

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…

Information Systems Risk Assessment
July 24, 2012

This Spotlight bulletin focuses on 2011 CDS survey results related to information systems (IS) risk assessments. Research findings and industry experience demonstrate that conducting a …

Results of the 2011 Core Data Survey
October 19, 2011

The EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) is in its ninth year. It has been completely overhauled to expand beyond the original focus on higher education IT costs and staffing. The CDS will now provid…

The Career of the IT Security Officer in Higher Education
July 1, 2009

This ECAR occasional paper reports the result of a study designed to understand and document the attributes and responsibilities of the relatively new role of information security officer in high…

Hazards and Hurricanes: Hallmarks of IT Readiness, Response, and Recovery
October 14, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin provides five hallmarks for IT readiness, response, and recovery in the face of a devastating natural disaster. It is based on an ECAR interview with the deputy CIO of…

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…

How Technology Will Shape Our Future: Three Views of the Twenty-First Century
January 22, 2008

This research bulletin explores three of the most compelling views of our longer term future, the role of technology in those possible futures, and the impact these alternative futures may have o…

IT’s a Small World – Observations of a Global Community
December 6, 2007

Presentation at the Sixth Annual ECAR Symposium, December 5-7, 2007, in Boca Raton, Florida. In June 2007 EDUCAUSE Vice President Richard Katz began a personal and organizational voyage of discov…

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…

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