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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.
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EDUCAUSE Library Items for Cybersecurity
- "Policy@EDU": Larry Clinton on Higher Education's Role in Cybersecurity
September 11, 2009
The September/October edition of EDUCAUSE Review focuses on an issue that is of great concern to the higher education community: cybersecurity. Internet Security Alliance CEO and President Larr…
- EDUCAUSE 2009 Annual Conference Preview: Cybersecurity Topics and Events
September 8, 2009
Are you an IT Security professional interested in what the EDUCAUSE 2009 Annual Conference has to offer? In this podcast, Rodney Petersen , EDUCAUSE Government Relations Officer and Direct…
- Cybersecurity: When Will We Know If What We Are Doing Is Working?
September 4, 2009
© 2009 Clint Kreitner. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ …
- Education's Critical Role in Cybersecurity
September 4, 2009
©2009 Larry Clinton EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 44, no. 5 (September/October 2009): 60–61 Larry Clinton is President/CEO of the Internet Security Alliance. He is a member of the &…
- Academia's Role in Securing Cyberspace
September 4, 2009
© 2009 Jared Cohon EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 44, no. 5 (September/October 2009): 4–5 Jared Cohon ( email@example.com ) is President of Carnegie Mellon University. Comme…
- Information Technology Sector Baseline Risk Assessment
August 28, 2009
The IT Sector Baseline Risk Assessment evaluates risk to the IT Sector and focuses on critical IT Sector functions. The assessment methodology is not intended to be guidance for individual entiti…
- Unviersity of Utah Policy on Payment Card Acceptance
August 23, 2009
This policy governs the acceptance of payment cards (e.g. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) by the University of Utah. This pol…
- National Campus Safety and Security Conference Observes That Attention to Cyber Disruptions Inadequate
June 28, 2009
The 2009 National Campus Safety and Security Conference , hosted by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, was held on June 27th in Boston, Massachusetts. The c…
- Security Breach Leaves 45,000 at Risk of Identity Theft
June 24, 2009
Recently Cornell informed more than 45,000 current and former members of the University community that their sensitive personal information — including name and social security number — had b…
- Cybersecurity is Personal for President Obama, says Author of Cyber Review
June 22, 2009
Dr. Melissa Hathaway, who was in charge of The White House 60 day clean slate review of cybersecurity, said that this review is different from the three earlier presidential actions ( PDD-63 i…