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At Least It Wasn’t a Football Weekend: The Notre Dame Tunnel Fire
October 6, 2009

This ECAR research bulletin discusses how the University of Notre Dame created and refined its incident response plan, how the utility tunnel fire of August 28, 2009, played out within that fram…

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…

Securing Institutional Data: Let’s Make It Everyone’s Business
May 5, 2009

 This ECAR research bulletin discusses the costs of preventing data loss in terms of people, processes, and technology. It focuses on principles to guide decision making in higher education and …

Information Confidentiality
March 11, 2009

Protecting information confidentiality is a critical security objective for all colleges and universities. Institutions must deploy confidentiality controls in addition to security controls, and…

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…

Information Security Governance: Standardizing the Practice of Information Security
August 19, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the trend to use a variety of risk assessment frameworks and standards to create an information security program that is sufficiently comprehensive for colle…

Regulatory Compliance Training: Public Jobs, Private Data
April 15, 2008

This research bulletin details the procedures and processes undertaken by the University of Minnesota to ensure that all employees, from student workers and custodial staff through senior researc…

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…

Managing IT Risk in Higher Education: A Methodology
March 18, 2008

This research bulletin presents a methodology, used successfully at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Australia, for managing and assessing risks related to information technology sys…

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…

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