When you engage with your information security and privacy peers, you make a positive impact on the profession and all of higher education. Security practitioners, CISOs, CPOs, and privacy professionals are all active contributors and collaborators in these community forums and activities.

Make Connections

"As a security professional, I value the relationships I have built with other professionals through my involvement with EDUCAUSE, particularly the mentor program. Participating in the program, as either a mentor or a protégé, at the yearly Security Professionals Conference is a great way to collaborate, share expertise, and develop your own personal network of colleagues."
—Cheryl Washington, Chief Information Security Officer, University of California, Davis


Advance your career with these opportunities for CISOs, CPOs, and security, privacy, and risk professionals:

  • Present your innovations, strategies, and collaborations at the Security Professionals Conference

  • Publish a post in EDUCAUSE Review's Security Matters blog

Join HEISC working groups and committees to contribute to key community services. Review the working group membership guidelines and then contact us to get started.

CPE Credit

EDUCAUSE recognizes that participation in HEISC activities and projects may be considered continuing professional education (CPE) credit-earning activities for a number of industry security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CRISC, CISM, CIPP, etc.). To that end, the EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity Program has developed HEISC volunteer CPE guidelines to help volunteers claim CPE credit related to their HEISC participation.

Security Professionals Conference

April 10-12, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland 
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Meet up with colleagues at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference, October 31–November 3, in Philadelphia:

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