Privacy and Cybersecurity 101
Talk of data privacy and cybersecurity is all around us, all the time. But how many of us in higher education understand the role we play in data use and protection, realize how we can help students gain clarity about what these issues mean for them, and are aware of what lies ahead for compliance requirements?
The Intention-Protection Connection
Higher education leaders need to ensure privacy by explaining how they intend to collect and use constituents’ data. They also must protect those intentions and sensitive data by using the technical and policy tools of cybersecurity.
Watch "Ask a Privacy Manager" [video], EDUCAUSE Review
The Transparency Imperative
Many students do not have a full awareness of the personal data being collected and used by their colleges and universities, leading to mistrust. The solution? Greater transparency, along with clear guidance, can reassure students that institutions are using their data ethically and responsibly while also keeping their data secure.
Explore Student Data Privacy and Security: A Call for Transparent Practices.
The Compliance Challenge
U.S. federal contracts increasingly require compliance with NIST SP 800-171, which outlines security standards for the protection of sensitive information. Campus leaders need to understand the requirements, the ways those requirements might run counter to the higher education values of openness and collaboration, and how to demonstrate institutional compliance.
Explore the NIST SP 800-171 Toolkit.
Missed the Privacy 101: How to Pursue Privacy by Design Webinar? Access the recording to hear institutional perspectives on moving toward privacy by design.
Hear from the Community
Use Helpful Tools
Learn from Your Peers
- "How Case Western Reserve University Responded to the Cybersecurity Insurance Crisis," EDUCAUSE Review
- "Cybersecurity and Privacy Perspectives on the EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues," EDUCAUSE Review
- "Federal Policy Perspectives on the EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT Issues," EDUCAUSE REVIEW
Feed Your Curiosity
- Member QuickTalk | Every Month Matters–Providing an Ongoing Cybersecurity Awareness Program
- Learning Lab | Creating a Campus Culture of Security and Privacy (Encore)
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We hope you'll take the lessons from this Showcase to advance cybersecurity and privacy awareness at your institution. Next up, we’ll explore strategies for maturing your analytics program in Moving from Data Insight to Data Action, launching April 2023.
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