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Higher Education Information Security Council Charter
December 10, 2015

The HEISC mission is to support higher education institutions as they improve information security governance, compliance, data protection, and privacy programs. HEISC accomplishes this work thro…

Lapse in Cybersecurity Awareness Leads to Mistaken Plagiarism Charge
June 6, 2012

David V. Halbeisen ( ) is an IT professional in Washington, DC. Key Takeaways Cybersecurity awareness rarely receives the attention from higher edu…

Practical Strategies for Managing Risk in Cloud Computing
March 1, 2011

This ECAR research bulletin identifies some key principles on which to base decisions related to security assurance and compliance capabilities in cloud computing environments. It also illustrate…

Managing Availability and Performance Risks in the Cloud: Expect the Unexpected
December 7, 2010

We know that the best way to avoid cloud risks is to apply sound risk management strategies before placing applications and IT services in the cloud. Some risks, however, cannot be predetermined …

Connecting the Academic Experience to the Operational Security Needs of Higher Education
January 1, 2007

One of the criteria for becoming a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education is for "the academic program to demonstrate how the university encourages the pract…

Information Security: A Difficult Balance
January 1, 2004

© 2004 Linwood H. Rose EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 39, no. 5 (September/October 2004): 10–11. Linwood H. Rose Protecting the critical infrastructure of our country is essential to…

What’s in a Name?
January 1, 2004

Viewpoint What’s in a Name? The labels associated with security—computer, network, information, information assurance—have multiple implications for higher education By Rodney Pe…

Information Assurance and Higher Education
January 1, 2004

A variety of academic efforts are underway to secure cyberspace. The National Science Foundation has instituted a Cyber Trust program that supports research and education activities that will lead …

Information Assurance and IT Security Professionals in Higher Education
January 1, 2003

Information assurance (or IA) is a term commonly used in government circles and as part of the information security curricula at the graduate and undergraduate levels. What relationship does IA hav…

Lawrence Dobranski

Director, ICT Security, Access & Compliance

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan


Lawrence Dobranski