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Directions in Security Metrics Research
August 20, 2009

More than 100 years ago, Lord Kelvin insightfully observed that measurement is vital to deep knowledge and understanding in physical science. During the last few decades, researchers have made va…

Information Security from the Ground Up
July 8, 2009

In 2005 the University of Notre Dame suffered a serious incident that brought information security into the campus spotlight. In response, we partnered with a Big Four consulting firm to conduct …

The Career of the IT Security Officer in Higher Education
July 1, 2009

This ECAR occasional paper reports the result of a study designed to understand and document the attributes and responsibilities of the relatively new role of information security officer in high…

Information Security Governance: Standardizing the Practice of Information Security
August 19, 2008

This ECAR research bulletin discusses the trend to use a variety of risk assessment frameworks and standards to create an information security program that is sufficiently comprehensive for colle…

Information Sharing for IT Security Professionals
August 4, 2008

© 2008 Rodney J. Petersen. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 license ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-n…

Multifactor Authentication in Higher Education
October 16, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013

Planning and deployment issues related to multifactor authentication in higher education will be presented by participants in the NSTIC-sponsored MFA Cohortium project. Overall issues of risk asses…

IT Risk Assessment: Two Universities Share Their Methodologies
October 16, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013

Throughout higher education, increased emphasis is being placed on the necessity to manage IT risk/opportunity more effectively. In this session, we will compare and contrast how Princeton and Oxfo…

What's Your Number? Measuring the Maturity of Your Security Program with HEISC's New Assessment Tool
October 16, 2013 | A session at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2013

Do you know how mature your security program is? EDUCAUSE has developed an enhanced information security program assessment tool to help you gauge your program. This session will introduce the new …

IT Security Officer Survey
April 9, 2008

This April 2008 survey is a critical component of the EDUCAUSE Center on Applied Research (ECAR) study of information security officers in higher education. It seeks to understand the important c…

Managing IT Risk in Higher Education: A Methodology
March 18, 2008

This research bulletin presents a methodology, used successfully at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in Australia, for managing and assessing risks related to information technology sys…