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Policy Spotlight, written by guest bloggers and EDUCAUSE policy specialists, is a blog about current IT policy issues affecting higher ed.

 

 

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Data Privacy Month 2015

Data Privacy Month 2014Did you know that Data Privacy Month (January 28-February 28, 2015) is just two months away? Now is the perfect time for colleges and universities to start planning activities and events.

Here are several ways that you can help raise awareness about data privacy issues on your campus...

NCSAM 2014 Highlights

As the 11th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) wraps up, we would like to thank the higher education community for another successful celebration! Colleges and universities continue to offer fun, creative activities and events for students, faculty, staff, and their local communities. Here are just a few highlights.

NCSAM Champions: Over 100 higher education institutions showed their support along with individuals, businesses, organizations...

Cyberbullying in Higher Education

By Navika Mahal and Vikram Kulothungan

Navika Mahal and Vikram Kulothungan are graduate students in the Master of Science in Information Security Policy and Management (MSISPM) program at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University.

Today society faces a new form of bullying that uses technology to cause insurmountable emotional distress and harm to individuals. A huge problem with cyberbullying is that it can...

Online Security and Higher Education: What's at Stake

By Rich Murphy

Rich Murphy is the Director of Technical Account Management at BlackStratus.

The diverse range of users accessing IT resources both on and off campus presents a number of security issues for higher education institutions. Potential risks can include:

  • Students accessing course and administrative information over unsecured wireless networks
  • Part-time and sessional instructors who have...

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