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The Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) works to improve information security, data protection, and privacy programs across the higher education sector through its volunteers and focused partnerships with government, industry and other academic organizations.
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 Security Management
- Developing Your Campus Information Security Website
August 18, 2009
In an effort to help institutions create effective information security websites that are informative and helpful to their users, the Higher Education Information Security Council has compiled …
- NCSAM Resource Kit
August 18, 2009
National Cyber Security Awareness Month is an annual effort to increase awareness and prevention of online security problems, spearheaded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Natio…
- Information Security Governance Assessment Tool
January 1, 2004
The Information Security Governance (ISG) Assessment Tool is intended to help institutions of higher education determine the degree to which they have implemented an ISG Framework at the strategi…
- Information Security Guide: Effective Practices and Solutions for Higher Education
May 1, 2014
This resource, most recently updated in 2014, provides practical approaches to preventing, detecting, and responding to information security problems in a wide range of higher education environme…