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The higher education sector plays an important role in the cybersecurity of America. Through its core mission of teaching and learning, higher education is the main source of future leaders, innovators, and the technical workforce. Through research, higher education is the basic source of much of our new knowledge and future technologies. Colleges and universities also operate some of the world's largest collections of computers and high-speed networks. This resource page provides information related to all aspects of cybersecurity for higher education, with an emphasis on strategies, policies, and other tools that will assist institutions of higher education to prevent, detect, and respond to vulnerabilities that threaten college and university computers and networks.
EDUCAUSE is actively involved with this area through the EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council (formerly the Security Task Force).
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.
View past and future security-related events.
InCommon will be heavily involved in a $1.8 million grant awarded to Internet2 to build a consistent and robust privacy infrastructure. Partners include Carnegie Mellon, Brown, University of Texas...
Virginia Tech has become the first identity provider to achieve Bronze and Silver certification as part of the InCommon Assurance Program.
The annual EDUCAUSE Conference in Denver will provide an opportunity to explore the range and depth of issues that campuses must consider as they build...
Find a variety of E12 security and privacy-related sessions in Denver or online.
Find resources and see what other campuses are doing this October for NCSAM.
NCSAM article in the latest EDUCAUSE Review offers resources and suggestions for campuses to support security awareness efforts in October.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Cybersecurity
- Enterprise Content-Aware DLP Solution Comparison and Select Vendor Profiles
May 14, 2013
This Gartner report covers content-aware data-loss prevention, which has grown up and is on the verge of becoming a standard part of security architecture. A small set of vendors dominate a major…
- Data Custodians, It's 11 p.m.: Do You Know Where Your Confidential Data Is?
March 20, 2013
A session at the Midwest Regional Conference
Many campuses find that the proliferation and continued storage of confidential data on desktop and laptop computers to be one of their top security risks. In combination with policy and awareness …
- Can Big Data Help Universities Tackle Security, BYOD?
July 31, 2012
Universities have some of the most complex IT infrastructures around, and BYOD is a reality they can't escape. Chief Security Officers at universities are increasingly turning to Big Data an…
- Protecting the Security of Research Data
November 8, 2011
The effective protection and management of research data has become a hot topic in U.S. higher education. Funding agencies increasingly require data management plans as part of grant submittals…
- The Titan Cloud: CSU Fullerton's Virtual Computing Infrastructure Implementation
October 21, 2011
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference
How do you go about enabling your faculty, students, and staff to access your enterprise software anytime, anywhere? For California State University, Fullerton, the answer was to utilize the Apache…
- How Secure Is Your Information?
March 30, 2011
A session at the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2011
This dynamic session will provide a brief overview of the information security standards institutions must comply with in order to provide data security. The program will include some live demonstr…
- Application Security for Management, Project Managers, and Architects
March 25, 2011
Although Web application security is gradually improving, many project leaders, vendors, and programmers are still unaware of vulnerabilities that can expose confidential institutional data, allo…
- Using ERP Security to Work Toward a Common Goal
February 23, 2011
A session at the EDUCAUSE West/Southwest Regional Conference 2011
ERP systems holding confidential student and employee data have become the cornerstone of business processes in higher education. The sheer complexity and heavy integration of these systems into co…
- How University Data Backup Is Moving Online
October 15, 2010
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference
The University of San Francisco is implementing an online backup service for staff and faculty PCs as well as departmental field servers. This session will present our decision to move from a build…
- Seminar 09P - Implementing Kuali Identity Management at Your Institution
October 12, 2010
A session at the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference
Kuali Identity Management (KIM) is a module of the Kuali Rice framework that provides central identity and access management services. Implementing KIM is an essential part of any implementation of…