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User Authentication Technologies Beyond the Password
July 20, 2015

User authentication is an essential element of modern IT systems, yet understanding options and balancing requirements remain complex. One-time passwords, smart cards, certificates, biometrics an…

OpenID Connect: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
April 9, 2015

OpenID Connect is an “interoperable authentication protocol based on the OAuth 2.0 family of specifications” —that is, it uses the standardized message flows that OAuth makes available i…

OAuth: ECAR-WG Technology Spotlight
February 20, 2015

OAuth is a specification that allows a third-party site to obtain information about a user from a second site without requiring the user to provide access credentials to the…

Adapting the Established SIS to Meet Higher Education's Increasingly Dynamic Needs
September 17, 2014

This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2013 Core Data Service to better understand how higher education institutions approach student information systems (SISs) . Information provided for…

IdM: Building Walls while Breaking Down Barriers
August 11, 2014

Key Takeaways Although often viewed as a painful process, implementing identity management (IdM) solutions can actually enhance relationships and collaborations across a …

The Security Dilemma of Desktop Access to ERP Systems
August 11, 2014

Key Takeaways With information security shifting from the data center to the desktop , organizations must have an aggressive patch-management program — though implementing…

Wellesley College Stewardship of Electronic Content Policy
February 27, 2014

The Wellesley College Stewardship of Electronic Content Policy establishes the exceptions to electronic content privacy at Wellesley College, including the retention of and access to electronic…

NIH Notice: Network Restriction on Pornography
March 21, 2014

Summary: NIH released a notice alerting award recipients of a new restriction on the use of funds “to maintain or establish computer network” unless that network blocks access to pornogra…

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…

Expand Campus Wi-Fi Globally: The eduroam Adoption
September 30, 2014 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

The global Wi-Fi roaming federation for research and education—eduroam (education roaming)—is now available in more than 200 universities and colleges in the US, and thousands of institutions…