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The 2016 Top 3 Strategic Information Security Issues
January 11, 2016

Information security is a perennial favorite on the EDUCAUSE annual Top 10 IT Issues lists, appearing 13 times since 2000. In 2016, information security returns to the top ranking (a spot it prev…

Leading an Effective Briefing with Board Executives about Information Security
January 11, 2016

Educating your institution's governing board about information security gives them a clearer picture of organizational cybersecurity challenges and the potential costs to your institution of…

Information Security Program Assessment Tool
November 20, 2015

This self-assessment tool was created to evaluate the maturity of higher education information security programs using as a framework the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 2700…

How to Avoid Unintentional Insider Threats
October 30, 2015

People within an organization pose unintentional threats, although lost devices have become a major concern. Training and awareness offer the best protection against losses. …

Risk Management through Security Planning
October 29, 2015 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2015

This presentation will show how two very different colleges have reduced risk through comprehensive security planning. Both schools will discuss security threats affecting higher education, expla…

Kumbaya! How GCs and CISOs Work to Manage ITRisk
October 29, 2015 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Virtual Conference 2015

Attendees will see a review of what the presenters believe are the key IT-related risk management issues in higher ed and the must-have policies, processes, and practices every university should …

Cybersecurity Risk Management
October 29, 2015

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework enables a way to effect consistent prioritization, execution, and measurement of activity to achieve cybersecurity risk-management goals, tailored to each institu…

Security Risk Profiles: Tips and Tricks
October 28, 2015 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2015

Cybersecurity is often addressed in universities as a technical issue only, but that's no longer enough. In this session, you will learn to evaluate your organization's technical and so…

Cyber Case Studies in Higher Education
October 28, 2015 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2015

Experts will provide insights, based on actual case studies, of cyber-threats facing colleges and universities today. Experts will provide insigh…

Organizational Risks and the Internet of Things
October 23, 2015

The Internet of Things poses some serious risks to higher education institutions, but banning devices isn't the answer. Instead, the IT organization must manage IoT risks, as this blog expla…