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The EDUCAUSE/Internet2 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.
New to Your Security Role?
If you are a new CISO or new to the higher education community, we recommend checking out the Toolkit for New CISOs, a resource developed by members of the Higher Education Information Security Council.
Information Security Guide: Effective Practices and Solutions for Higher Education
The Information Security Guide: Effective Practices and Solutions for Higher Education is now available in wiki format. This resource provides practical approaches to preventing, detecting, and responding to security problems in a wide range of higher education environments. This online service is designed with colleges and universities in mind, balancing our need for security with the need for an open, collaborative networking environment. Also, because one of the overarching concerns in college and university information technology (IT) departments is a lack of resources, an effort is made to provide low-cost solutions. The target audiences are those responsible for information security in colleges and universities and information technology staff who implement and manage security measures. Recognizing that many institutions have initiated or are in the process of developing IT security programs and policies, an effort is made throughout this resource to present practices that are useful at each stage of the developmental process.
As a community-driven, community-serving project, it is important for this initiative to incorporate experiences and perspectives from many different institutions. To contribute case studies that have been effective in your institution, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Cybersecurity
- Policy as an Enabler of Student Engagement
October 7, 2010
© 2010 Merri Beth Lavagnino. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.…
- "The Right to Be Let Alone"
February 4, 2010
© 2010 Kent Wada. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa…
- Cybersecurity: When Will We Know If What We Are Doing Is Working?
September 4, 2009
© 2009 Clint Kreitner. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ …
- Education's Critical Role in Cybersecurity
September 4, 2009
©2009 Larry Clinton EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 44, no. 5 (September/October 2009): 60–61 Larry Clinton is President/CEO of the Internet Security Alliance. He is a member of the &…
- Academia's Role in Securing Cyberspace
September 4, 2009
© 2009 Jared Cohon EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 44, no. 5 (September/October 2009): 4–5 Jared Cohon ( email@example.com ) is President of Carnegie Mellon University. Comme…
- Out of the Breach and into the Fire
September 15, 2008
© 2008 Heidi Wachs, Kent Wada, and Timothy Lance. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License ( http://creat…
- Facebook 2.0
March 14, 2008
© 2008 Tracy Mitrano EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 43, no. 2 (March/April 2008) Facebook 2.0 Tracy Mitrano Tracy Mitrano is the Director of Information Technology Policy and Comput…
- The Internet at Risk: The Need for Higher Education Advocacy
October 19, 2007
© 2007 James X. Dempsey. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ ). EDUCAUSE…
- Naughty Bit
July 6, 2007
© 2007 Steve Worona. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ ).…
- Privacy Protection and Compliance in Higher Education: The Role of the CPO
January 1, 2006
© 2006 Lauren Steinfeld and Kathleen Sutherland Archuleta EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no. 5 (September/October 2006): 62–71 Lauren Steinfeld serves as Chief Privacy Officer at the Univ…