EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Member Orientation

Shield between the earth and a bug 

As an EDUCAUSE member, you have access to a vast collection of tools and resources that help you in your role as a cybersecurity or privacy professional in higher education. You also receive special pricing on (or free access to) all of our in-person and online events, leadership and management programs, and job postings within the EDUCAUSE Career Center.

Below you will find just some of the key resources and events to get you started.

If you want to take a deeper dive into all that we have to offer, we recommend exploring the Cybersecurity and Privacy Program.

Content and Communities

  • Cybersecurity and Privacy Community Groups
    Follow and contribute to online discussions on issues and challenges facing higher education cybersecurity and privacy professionals.

  • EDUCAUSE Top 10, Trend Watch Report, and Horizon Reports
    Gain insight into what's important to your peers and where they are focusing in their planning and management activities.

  • EDUCAUSE Showcase Series
    Get a closer look at our popular EDUCAUSE Top 10 and better understand urgent issues identified by the higher ed community each year. For each topic, we’ve gathered the tools and resources you need into one place to help guide your campus forward.

  • EDUCAUSE Review
    Our popular digital flagship publication will keep you up to date on current developments and trends in information technology, how they may affect the college/university as an institution, and what these mean for higher education and society.

  • EDUCAUSE Library
    Search within the world's largest collection of information about higher ed technology.

  • EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Guide
    Find best practices, toolkits, and templates on four key areas in cybersecurity and privacy: Awareness and Education; Governance; Compliance; and Policy, Privacy, and Technologies and Operations.

  • Higher Education Community Vendor Assessment Toolkit (HECVAT)
    Download this questionnaire to share with your institution's solutions providers and more easily measure vendor risk prior to purchasing a third-party solution.

"The HECVAT is an example of how increasing collaboration across higher education institutions and organizations can facilitate advances in security risk management and streamline procurement processes."

Nick Lewis, Program Manager, Security and Identity, Internet2

2024 Conferences, Events, and Trainings

Event Dates Location Attendees
Cybersecurity and Privacy Managers Institute

March 18–May 10


Cybersecurity and privacy professionals with one to seven years of experience.

Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference

May 1–3

Minneapolis, MN

Over 600 cybersecurity and privacy professionals.

Member QuickTalks



A wide range of EDUCAUSE members.




A wide range of EDUCAUSE members and nonmembers.

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference

October 21–24

San Antonio, TX

Over 4,000 technology leaders and professionals across higher education.

Executive Leaders Academy

(face-to-face at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference and online)

New or experienced CAOs, CIOs, CISOs or experienced senior leaders actively seeking higher education executive-level positions.

“Attending the EDUCAUSE New Managers Cybersecurity Professionals Institute was really useful. It provided good tools, structures, and frameworks. The feedback from the sessions was overwhelmingly relatable to actual occurrences happening. I felt informed about the areas I could improve upon.”

New Managers Cybersecurity Professionals Institute Participant

Volunteering and Mentoring

  • EDUCAUSE Mentoring Program
    Become a mentor or mentee to develop (or help others develop) and achieve personal and professional goals.

  • Volunteering Opportunities
    Serve on a committee or advisory board to help guide strategies in various areas of the association, review event proposals to help shape our signature conferences and events, contribute content to EDUCAUSE Review, and more.

“My EDUCAUSE mentor has made a HUGE impact on my professional journey. It's hard to find a mentor that will listen, provide appropriate guidance, and help change thought-process in such a short amount of time. I appreciated exceptional insights, related examples, and the safe space/sounding board that my mentor provided me during this program.”

Recent Mentee in the EDUCAUSE Mentoring Program