Main Nav

Higher Education Information Security Council 2014 Strategic Priorities

Thursday, January 30, 2014


The Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) has identified three areas of focus in 2014, which closely align with the 2014 EDUCAUSE Strategic Directions. This year's strategic priorities include strengthening foundations, continuing to build the information security profession, and advancing information security strategies in higher education. The council will also actively address security and privacy hot topics as they arise within the higher education community.

The HEISC mission is to support and enhance 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 and Internet2 staff, as well as synergistic collaborations. These working groups prepare guides, provide resources, coordinate activities, and collaborate with partners from government, industry, and other academic organizations. Through the annual Security Professionals Conference and other events and websites, 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.

Download This Resource

Tags from the Community


Annual Conference
September 29–October 2
View Proceedings

Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.


Digital Badges
Member recognition effort
Earn yours >

Career Center

Leadership and Management Programs

EDUCAUSE Institute
Project Management



Jump Start Your Career Growth

Explore EDUCAUSE professional development opportunities that match your career aspirations and desired level of time investment through our interactive online guide.


EDUCAUSE organizes its efforts around three IT Focus Areas



Join These Programs If Your Focus Is


Get on the Higher Ed IT Map

Employees of EDUCAUSE member institutions and organizations are invited to create individual profiles.



2014 Strategic Priorities

  • Building the Profession
  • IT as a Game Changer
  • Foundations

Learn More >

Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™

EDUCAUSE is the foremost community of higher education IT leaders and professionals.