Collaborating with Faculty

Last reviewed: June 2017

A common information security issue across college and university campuses is how to engage faculty in good security practices to protect sensitive institutional data. In many cases, this is an issue because faculty do not see information security as relevant to their role in higher education. This, and other misconceptions about information security in the faculty space, can be a huge hurdle to jump for information security and privacy professionals.

Below are some guidelines in FAQ format on how to work with faculty to understand and mitigate the risks to sensitive data in the realm of academia.

Where do I start in developing an information security plan for faculty?
What are some outreach venues?
What are some messages to include in outreach communications?

The messages for your faculty will heavily depend on the feedback from your institution's provost. However, you may want to add these general points to your messages:

How do I maintain access to faculty for outreach purposes?
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