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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.