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New Directions in Federation
November 16, 2009

Federation technology has become a very important connective technology that enables efficient distributed identity management (IdM) and enhanced convenience for users. The trend toward outsource…

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 an…

Developing a Coherent Cyberinfrastructure from Local Campuses to National Facilities: Challenges and Strategies
April 2, 2009

This report summarizes the observations and recommendations from a workshop in July 2008 sponsored by the EDUCAUSE Net@EDU Campus Cyberinfrastructure Working Group (CCI) and the Coalition for Aca…

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…

Virtualization from the Security Practitioner's Point of View
January 22, 2009

x86 virtualization is a popular new concept and architecture for today's enterprise IT environments. Not only does it provide for flexibility and timelessness in technology, but it also pro…

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…