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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.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Cybersecurity
- "Cyber Security on Campus" Executive Awareness Video
January 1, 2005
Presidents Freeman Hrabowski from UMBC and Alan Merten from George Mason University collaborated with their CIOs, Jack Suess and Joy Hughes, respectively, to produce a provocative video on the re…
- CISA Certification
January 4, 2010
Web site and information about the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) program. Web site and information about the Certified Informati…
- CISM Certification
January 15, 2010
Information on the Certified Information Security Manager program. Information on the Certified Information Security Manager program. …
- Computer Security Awareness Videos - 2009 Contest Winners
August 14, 2009
The EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force , the National Cyber Security Alliance , ResearchChannel , and CyberWATCH have announced the winners of the 2009 Co…
- Computer Security Awareness Videos - Contest Winners
January 1, 2006
The EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Computer and Network Security Task Force and the National Cyber Security Alliance have chosen the winners of a computer security awareness video contest, which was held as…
January 13, 2010
CyberCIEGE enhances cyber security education and training through an extensible resource management video game similar to SimCity™ and RollerCoaster Tycoon®. In the CyberCIEGE virtual world, p…
- Digital Self Defense Workshops
January 24, 2008
The Rochester Institute of Technology provides security awareness online workshops on protecting your computer and yourself from outside online intruders, and other data security information hand…
- Identity, Credential and Access Management (ICAM)
March 23, 2010
The Identity, Credential and Access Management Subcommittee (ICAM) is co-chaired by GSA and DoD. The ICAM Mission is fostering effective government-wide identity and access management, enabling t…
- Incident Management Capability Metrics
September 19, 2007
The CERT CSIRT Development Team has introduced a method to evaluate and improve an organization's capability for managing computer security incidents. This method uses a set of incident mana…
- Information Security Awareness
January 11, 2010
Security Awareness information for George Mason University. Security Awareness information for George Mason University. …