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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…

High Stakes: Strategies for Optimal IT Security Staffing
March 16, 2004

At many higher education institutions, casual staffing arrangements are no longer adequate to handle the myriad technical, procedural, and cultural issues surrounding information technology secur…

Information Technology Security Policy: Keys to Success
November 11, 2003

This bulletin examines how higher education is coping with managing information technology security from the policy perspective. It focuses particular attention on policy processes and programs t…

IT Security: The State of the Practice in Higher Education
November 6, 2003

In the spring of 2003, the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) launched a major study of IT security in higher education. Nearly 500 colleges and universities responded to the ECAR q…

IT Security in Higher Education
June 8, 2003

This is the June 2003 ECAR survey instrument used for ECAR Research Study concerning Information Technology Security Practice in Higher Education. …

Life with HIPAA: A Primer for Higher Education
April 1, 2003

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) includes complex legislation that impacts higher education but was not specifically written with academic institutions in m…

Public Key Infrastructure: Making Progress, But Many Challenges Remain
March 28, 2003

Public Key Infrastructure: Making Progress, But Many Challenges Remain" is a Research Report prepared by Burton Group, an ECAR partner. It is available to ECAR subscribers through special a…

Public Key Infrastructure: Making Progress, But Many Challenges Remain Key Findings
March 28, 2003

Public Key Infrastructure: Making Progress, But Many Challenges Remain" is a Key Findings summary. Research Director Dan Blum and Analyst Gerry Gebel provide an update to Burton Group'…

Computer and Network Security and Higher Education's Core Values
March 18, 2003

Colleges and universities have a host of security vulnerabilities. Insecure computers and networks have been exploited to launch a variety of attacks on computers--in the academy as well as in so…

The Emergence of Identity Service Providers
March 5, 2002

To manage today's complex set of networked relationships and processes a new category of service provider is emerging—the identity service provider. Higher education has many needs for ide…

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