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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library Items on this Topic
EDUCAUSE Library Items for Cybersecurity
- Trusting Bad Code from Day One
December 6, 2013
Stu Sjouwerman is the founder and CEO of KnowBe4 , which provides web-based Internet Security Awareness Training (ISAT) to small and medium-sized enterprises. Vint Cerf is often …
- Data Privacy Month 2014: January 28-February 28
November 21, 2013
Did you know that Data Privacy Month (January 28-February 28, 2014) is just two months away? Now is the perfect time for colleges and universities to start planning activities and events. …
- "I haven't got all minute!"
November 5, 2013
At EDUCAUSE13’s opening general session, Sir Ken Robinson dropped many a funny line and entertaining anecdote—all while delivering a very direct message about how things have changed in our…
- NCSAM 2013 Highlights
October 30, 2013
As the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) wraps up, we would like to thank the higher education community for another successful celebration. Colleges and u…
- Policy at EDUCAUSE 2013
October 30, 2013
Federal and campus-level policy issues impacting IT in higher education were hot topics at EDUCAUSE 2013. The Security Privacy, and Compliance and Data/Information Access and Manage…
- Tonia San Nicolas-Rocca
San Jose State University
San Jose, California
- Overview of Bro
October 30, 2013
An increasing number of institutions are recognizing the need to log network data in large volume and to analyze the data efficiently to detect sophisticated network intrusion attempts affect…
- Cybersecurity and the Electric Grid
October 28, 2013
Guest Blogger: Darren Highfill , Founder & Managing Partner, @UtiliSec When was the last time you replaced your computer? How about your mobile phone? Imagine yourself to…
- How to Protect Yourself from Cybercriminals
October 22, 2013
Guest Blogger: Martin Holste, @mcholste Security is about people and their motives, and understanding the underlying goals of criminals can help you better understand how to stay s…
- Cybersecurity Education
October 17, 2013
Guest Blogger: Ron Pike , Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Information Systems, Cal Poly Pomona There is a debate on the appropriate age to start teaching cybersecurity, with mainstre…