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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 email@example.com.
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.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Cybersecurity
- 'E-Mail Wiretapping' Prosecutions Could Increase in the Future
January 1, 2005
"A federal appeals court ruling in Boston last week on e-mail wiretapping is reverberating throughout the Internet community—and legal world—with a consensus emerging that there may be pro…
- 'Evil Twin' Fear for Wireless Net
January 1, 2005
Researchers at Britain's Cranfield University are warning users of wireless computing devices about bogus Wi-Fi access points that can steal personal information. The so-called evil twin hotsp…
- "Free Love" and Secured Services
January 1, 2002
The author describes Columbia University's network registration process. The author describes Columbia University's network registration proc…
- "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…
- 2006 Annual Study: Cost of a Data Breach Understanding Financial Impact, Customer Turnover, and Preventative Solutions
July 24, 2006
This study summarizies the actual costs incurred by 31 organizations that lost confidential customer information and had a regulatory requirement to publicly notify affected individuals. …
- 2008 Data Breach Investigations Report
July 1, 2008
The 2008 Data Breach Investigations Report draws from over 500 forensic engagements handled by the Verizon Business Investigative Response team over a four-year period. Tens of thousands of data …
- 2008 National Cybersafety, Cybersecurity, Cyberethics Baseline Study
November 18, 2008
Study of the state of Cybersecurity, Cybersafety, and Cyberethics education in K-12 classrooms, including teacher preparedness to teach topics. S…
- 2008 NSF Cybersecurity Summit Report
November 19, 2008
The 2008 NSF Cybersecurity Summit was held May 7-8 in Crystal City, Virginia. The purpose was to bring together stakeholders from the university and government research communities to establish …
- 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…
- 2012 CDS Executive Summary Report
January 24, 2013
This report summarizes results from the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service (CDS) survey. Using a matched set of 616 CDS 2011 and CDS 2012 participating institutions, this year’s report is a detaile…