Educause Leadership Strategies, Computer and Network Security in Higher Education

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Mark A. Luker, Rodney Petersen
Wiley, Oct 15, 2003 - Education - 111 pages
Computer and Network Security in Higher Education offers campus leaders and IT professionals an essential resource for determining the most technically viable, cost-effective, and culturally appropriate approaches for securing college and university computers and networks. The book includes the information needed to establish and enforce effective policies, create strategies that will help secure information resources, and put in place an organization that can provide leadership, expertise, and real-time incident response. This important resource provides guidelines for improving computer and network security in an academic environment and includes
  • Practical ideas for finding resources and establishing leadership for security
  • A discussion about the changing role of the IT security officer
  • Suggestions for conducting a security assessment and risk analysis
  • A review of an institution's legal liability
  • Recommendations for developing cyber security policies and procedures
  • Information about an array of technology tools for enhancing security
  • Ideas for raising awareness campuswide about IT security

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Organizing for Improved Security
Conducting a Risk Analysis
Security Architecture

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About the author (2003)

EDUCAUSE is committed to advancing higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology.

The Editors
Mark Luker is vice president of EDUCAUSE.

Rodney Petersen is security task force project director at EDUCAUSE.

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