Policy and Security

EDUCAUSE Policy tracks and analyzes the issues likely to have the greatest impact on higher education IT and works with members to inform public and campus policy development. The Cybersecurity Initiative aims to improve information security, data protection, and privacy programs across the higher education sector.


Helping you to better understand how changing public policies will affect IT in higher education and advocating for the best interests of the community.

Cybersecurity Initiative

Led by the Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) and working to provide effective security practices and programs through volunteers and focused partnerships with government, industry, and other academic organizations.

IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance Program

Providing resources that help you define and implement IT governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) activities on your campus.

Security Professionals Conference

The annual Security Professionals Conference is the premier forum for connecting information security professionals, security analysts, IT staff, privacy officers, C-level executives, and others from across the higher education community. Plan to join us April 10–12, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. Review the program for the 2017 conference.