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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…

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

Abstract This study looks at IT unit readiness to foster and support the functioning of colleges and universities that are challenged by disruption. Responding to a well-documented increase …

Local IT Security for Colleges, Schools, and Departments: A Higher Education Perspective
December 5, 2006

This bulletin discusses some of the lessons learned by the Emory College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, in developing its information technology security strategy, as well as what other schools g…

Most Improved: How Four Institutions Developed Successful IT Security Programs
November 3, 2006

Researchers conducted this in-depth case study to complement the ECAR study, Safeguarding the Tower: IT Security in Higher Education 2006. The case study examines how four higher education instit…

The Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VA SCAN): A Statewide Collaborative IT Security Resource
October 17, 2006

This case study examines ways in which the Virginia Alliance for Secure Computing and Networking (VA SCAN) provides a blueprint for higher education institutions interested in collaboratively pro…