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Learning While Doing: Two Institutions’ Practical IT Risk Management Experiences
July 29, 2013

IT risk management identifies, assesses, and responds to IT risks. Effective IT risk management examines issues such as institutional use of data , IT security measures to prevent or…

Leveraging IT Infrastructure for HIPAA Training
July 6, 2004

Faced with the challenge of quickly developing, delivering, tracking, and reporting customized HIPAA training for 17,000 workers and students, the University of Minnesota leveraged important piec…

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…

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…

Making Business Sense of Information Security
March 21, 2006

A well-managed security program starts at the top and must provide strong governance, business risk management, auditing, and control processes. This Burton Group study proposes a security techn…

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…

Managing Virtual Research Collaboration Effectively
July 14, 2005

Presentation at the Fourth Annual ECAR/HP Summer Symposium for Higher Education IT Executives, July 13-15, 2005, New Castle Island, New Hampshire. Scientific and engineering research increasingly…

Messaging and Communication Survey
July 17, 2008

This July 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of messaging and communication in higher education. It seeks to understand the provision, pol…

Mobile IT in Higher Education, 2011—Slide Presentation
December 2, 2011

In a very short time, mobile computing has become a fixture in many people’s lives , and the 2011 ECAR study of mobile IT investigates how this technology is being incorporated into highe…

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…

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