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High Stakes: Strategies for Optimal IT Security Staffing

Tuesday, March 16, 2004


At many higher education institutions, casual staffing arrangements are no longer adequate to handle the myriad technical, procedural, and cultural issues surrounding information technology security. For ECAR's 2003 study, "Information Technology Security: Governance, Strategy, and Practice in Higher Education," researchers conducted intensive telephone interviews with more than 30 IT and functional executives, managers, and security officers at more than 20 selected EDUCAUSE institutions. This research bulletin explores, in depth, the issue of IT staffing as reflected by several chief information officers and IT security officers who participated in the ECAR study.

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