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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…

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…

Changing Ideas of Campus Disaster Recovery: Designing Resiliency into Systems
September 25, 2007

This ECAR research bulletin suggests a framework to provide resiliency in higher education by placing such considerations up front in the evaluation, selection, and design of information technolo…

International Study of Identity Management and IT Security in Higher Education
July 9, 2007

This July 2007 survey is part of a study of identity management and information technology (IT) security in higher education sponsored by CAUDIT in Australasia, by EUNIS in Europe, and by the EDU…

Securing "Web 2.0" Technologies
May 15, 2007

Web 2.0 applications, especially client-side processing, Extensible Markup Language (XML) syndication, mashups and shared content, and social networking, bring unique vulnerabilities to our inst…

Simple Things That Could Save Your Institution
April 24, 2007

In August 2006, EDUCAUSE brought together a group of thought leaders from higher education and the private sector to explore and share effective strategies and behaviors on the important topic of…

Shelter from the Storm: IT and Business Continuity in Higher Education - Key Findings
March 29, 2007

This document presents the key findings of the 2007 ECAR study, Shelter from the Storm: IT and Business Continuity in Higher Education. The study looks at IT unit readiness to foster and support …

Shelter from the Storm: IT and Business Continuity in Higher Education Roadmap
March 29, 2007

This roadmap synthesizes the important issues and recommended actions drawn from the 2007 ECAR study, Shelter from the Storm: IT and Business Continuity in Higher Education. The study looks at IT…