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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 email@example.com.
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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…
- Privacy and Security Initiatives and Recommendations from the U.S. Department of Education
February 26, 2013
Key Takeaways At EDUCAUSE 2012, U.S. Department of Education speakers discussed new privacy and security initiatives, as well as offering recommendations on navigating privacy ef…
- Cloud Security Debate: Cloud Now or Cloud How?
December 10, 2012
During the often-fiery 2012 presidential debate season, a lively debate of a different sort held at Indiana University (IU) featured passionate arguments on the natur…
- 7 Ways BYOD Could Get You Sued
July 18, 2012
The author, Sam Narisi, discusses some of the biggest legal issues to consider when coming up with a BYOD policy and strategy. The author, Sam Na…
- Meeting a New Credit Card Security Standard
March 3, 2010
Key Takeaways By July 1, 2010, colleges and universities must comply with a new credit card industry data security standard — the Payment Application Data Security Standard. While ins…
- 2009 Cybersecurity Summit Report
February 26, 2010
The 2009 Cybersecurity Summit was held September 14–15, 2009, in Arlington, Virginia. The purpose of this forum was to bring together stakeholders to establish and maintain collaborative effort…
- ITRC Breach Report 2009 Final
January 13, 2010
ITRC collects information about data breaches made public via reliable media and notification lists from various governmental agencies. There are breaches that occurred in 2009 that never made pu…
- 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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) is President of Carnegie Mellon University. Comme…