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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
- Shibboleth Identity Management and Fedora Repository Architecture for a Statewide Cyberinfrastructure
February 5, 2009
Architecture for a Statewide CyberinfrastructureThe heart of the statewide NJVid digital video portal is a sophisticated Shibboleth implementation that supports participation by any educational or …
- Privacy, Security, and Identity Management for Research Environments
February 3, 2009
As institutions of higher education move to safeguard IT assets and protect the community's privacy, they must not overlook the need to secure research data and ensure its integrity. Instituti…
- NJVid - A Statewide Video-on-Demand Repository
February 13, 2008
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a 3-year grant for nearly a million dollars to a partnership between William Paterson University, Rutgers University Libraries and NJ…
- Identity Management (IdM)
February 12, 2008
Identity management is moving ahead rapidly. Shibboleth and InCommon are making great strides. Representatives from the banking and credit card industries are sitting around the table with federal …
- DNSSEC: Challenges and Opportunities for Higher Education
February 12, 2008
The Domain Name System Security Extensions, known as the DNSSEC, is a suite of IETF specifications for securing certain kinds of information provided by the DNS as used on IP networks. It is widely…
- Driving Security Improvements in Existing Technologies and Emerging Systems
February 12, 2008
The Directorate for Science and Technology (S&T) is the primary research and development arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. S&T uses the Homeland Security Advanced Research Pr…
- Focus Group Updates
February 8, 2007
Applications and Content, Andrea Deau, WiscNet;Identity Management, Shaun Abshere, WiscNet;Marketing and Communications, Megan Gill, MOREnet;Technology Support & Operations, TBD …
- Identity Management (IDM)
February 6, 2007
February 6, 2007 NMM07_160218 …
- Higher Education-Industry Collaborations to Improve Security
February 5, 2007
This session will provide an update of recent EDUCAUSE/Internet2 Security Task Force initiatives with vendors, including collaborations with ERP vendors to address application and integration secur…
- Identity Management
February 7, 2006
February 7, 2006 NMM06_160184 …