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The Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) supports higher education institutions as they improve information security governance, compliance, data protection, and privacy programs. HEISC accomplishes this work through volunteer groups supported by professional EDUCAUSE staff, as well as collaborations with other organizations that address information security and privacy in higher education. HEISC actively develops and promotes information security leadership, awareness, and understanding; effective practices and policies; and guidance for the protection of critical data, IT assets, and infrastructures.
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 a compendium of information providing guidance on effective approaches to the application of information security at institutions of higher education. It is a key publication of the Higher Education Information Security Council. The guide's content is actively maintained by a large group of volunteers who are information security practitioners at a variety of colleges and universities. The content itself is a rich combination of materials written for the guide, articles written for other publications, presentations from information security conferences, case studies, examples of processes, procedures, and forms used by various institutions, toolkits, hot topics, and references to a wide variety of other materials from EDUCAUSE and other sources. This infographic provides a quick overview of the guide.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Cybersecurity
- White House Cybersecurity Report Released Today!
May 29, 2009
The White House released its eagerly anticipated cybersecurity report today. The document, â€œ Cyberspace Policy Review: Assuring a Trusted and Resilient Information and Communications Infra…
- Comprehensive Cybersecurity Legislation Proposes White House Leadership and Private Sector Regulation
April 2, 2009
Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-W.Va.) and Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) have anounced the introduction of comprehensive cybersecurity legislation "to address our nation's vulnerab…
- Internet Crime Jumps 33 Percent- Good Time To Evaluate Your Campus Security Site?
April 1, 2009
In pursuit of other peopleâ€™s money, criminals are leaving the streets for their computers.Â The lure of sensitive financial and personal information on the net is strong for those bent …
- New FTC Resource: Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags Rule
April 1, 2009
The Federal Trade Commission has published a new resource called "Fighting Fraud with the Red Flags Rule" . Although subtitled as a "A How-To Guide for Business", it addres…
- Obama Administration Outlines Cybersecurity Strategy
January 22, 2009
The Obama administration has posted on its website its agenda for Homeland Security, including several key strategies related to cybersecurity. Under the heading of "Protect our Informat…
- FTC's SSN Report Recommends Stronger Authentication Practices Among Other Measures
December 24, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission has issued its final report on "Security in Numbers: SSNs and ID Theft" . The report, based upon extensive fact-finding by the FTC that included a work…
- Heritage Foundation Explores Cyber Threat
December 9, 2008
Yesterday, The Heritage Foundation, a public policy think tank in Washington, DC, held a discussion titled, "Under Attack: Today's Cyber Threat." John Tkacik, Jr. and Peter Brooks …
- Final Report Issued on "Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency"
December 9, 2008
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency has released its final report, "Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency.&q…
- Final FERPA Rules Announced by Department of Education
December 9, 2008
The U.S. Department of Education, through its Family Policy Compliance Office , has issued its Final Rules on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The rules cover a variety …
- FTC Delays Enforcement of ID Theft Red Flag Rule Until May 1, 2009
October 22, 2008
The Federal Trade Commission announced today that it will suspend enforcement of the Identity Theft Red Flags Rule until May 1, 2009. The announcement came during today's EDUCAUSE Live! …