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The Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) works to improve information security, data protection, and privacy programs across the higher education sector through its volunteers and focused partnerships with government, industry and other academic organizations. Learn more >

Programs and Resources

Information Security Guide

A key publication for the higher education security community, maintained by volunteers.

Information Security Program Assessment Tool

Evaluate the maturity of your information security program using this assessment tool created by HEISC volunteers

New to the CISO Role?

The Toolkit for New CISOs provides recommended resources for those new to their role in higher education.

News and Events

IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Get the data you need to make informed decisions about IT GRC with this new ECAR report.

Data Breaches in Higher Education

This publicly accessible ECAR report compares higher education to other sectors to help you assess risk.

Use Metrics to Improve Security Awareness

This publicly available ECAR research bulletin discusses how security teams might improve their awareness activities by implementing a metrics program.

How Do You Manage IT Risk?

Resources to help you implement IT governance, risk, and compliance activities on your campus.

Just in Time Research: Privacy Practices

This publicly available resource summarizes the community's thoughts on privacy practices from an ECAR poll conducted in celebration of Data Privacy Month.

Today's Information Security

Limited resources mean institutions must be efficient in their data protection activities. Learn more about the state of information security in higher ed with this new ECAR bulletin spotlighting...

Security Professionals Conference

The annual Security Professionals Conference is the premier forum for connecting information security professionals, security analysts, IT staff, privacy officers, C-level executives, and others from across the higher education community. Submit a proposal for Security 2015 and plan to join us: May 4–6 in Minneapolis, MN and online. Learn more.

 

Get Involved with HEISC

Get Involved with HEISC Community members often express interest in getting more involved with the council. Take a look at opportunities to volunteer, contribute, and participate. See How to Get Involved >

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Discover the Three Pillars of HEISC

People

The HEISC Awareness and Training working group shares information that helps security professionals raise IT security awareness on campus with students, staff, faculty, and executives.

Process

The HEISC Governance, Risk, and Compliance working group provides resources on IT security processes, especially as they relate to governance, risk, privacy, policies, legal issues, and compliance.

Technology

The HEISC Technologies, Operations, and Practices working group focuses on identifying and promoting tools, procedures, and practical solutions that help campuses prevent or respond to security issues.

 

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Annual Conference
September 29–October 2
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Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.

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