The Cybersecurity Program offers a variety of resources developed by and for higher education information security and privacy professionals. Review key resources below, or explore the comprehensive listing in the EDUCAUSE Library. If you need assistance locating a resource, contact us.

Information Security Guide

Information Security Guide

The Information Security Guide: Effective Practices and Solutions for Higher Education is the only resource developed by and for higher education information security and privacy professionals. It features toolkits, case studies, and effective practices to help jump-start campus information security and privacy programs and initiatives.

"As we begin to grow our information security program, Evangel University is using the cybersecurity resources found in the EDUCAUSE Information Security Guide to develop our strategy faster while minimizing early capital output." —Gary Blackard, CIO, Evangel University

Security Matters Blog

Stay current on hot topics with the EDUCAUSE Review Security Matters blog, written by EDUCAUSE members and Cybersecurity Program staff. If you'd like to contribute a blog or have a topic you'd like to see covered, contact us at

Key Resources

"We've used the Information Security Program Assessment Tool to collect data for our five-year information security plan, and we even modified it to track our progress on our five-year information security program goals. We are halfway through our five-year plan and are getting results and improving our information security program maturity!"—Eric Schmidt, Chief Information Security Officer, Butler University

Information Security

Information Security Program Assessment Tool

Evaluate the maturity of your information security program

Higher Education Cloud Vendor Assessment Tool (HECVAT)

Evaluate the security of third-party cloud service providers

The EDUCAUSE Information Security Almanac 2017

Based on data derived from the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service and the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research

EDUCAUSE Benchmarking Service (Information Security Maturity and Deployment Indexes)

Measure progress on campus-wide strategic initiatives

Digital Capabilities in Higher Education

A view of institutional information security capabilities (forthcoming)

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Download the Streamlining Security Risk Review poster. View all HECVAT resources.


Information Security Guide's Privacy chapter

Clearinghouse for sharing higher education privacy materials

The Higher Education CPO Primer, Part 1: A Welcome Kit for Chief Privacy Officers in Higher Education

Part one of a primer that serves as a welcome kit for CPOs in higher ed

The Higher Education CPO Primer, Part 2: A Roadmap for Chief Privacy Officers in Higher Education

Part two of a primer intended to provide a roadmap for CPOs in higher ed looking to kick-start or enhance a campus privacy program

The Chief Privacy Officer in Higher Education

Learn about the evolving role of the campus CPO


Information Security Guide's Career and Workforce Development chapter

Comprehensive collection of resources to help you explore next steps on your career path

Toolkit for New CISOs

Provides recommended resources for those new to the CISO role or new to higher ed

IT Leadership in Higher Education, 2016: The Chief Information Security Officer

A look at the evolving role and core competencies required to be a higher ed CISO

Technology in Higher Education: Information Security Leadership

Discover the optimal CISO model and nine themes that have a significant impact on information security leaders in higher ed

Advance Your Information Security Career

A list of career development resources for information security professionals in higher ed

Infographic featuring 5 Key Resources related to Cybersecurity at EDUCAUSE 

Download our 5 Key Resources infographic.

Security Professionals Conference

April 10-12, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland 
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Awareness Campaigns

Ready-made planning and communication tools for these annual awareness efforts:

Top 10 IT Issues

Information security is the #1 IT Issue in 2017. Explore these resources for insights and recommendations:

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