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
Table of Contents
Foreword (Daniel Updegrove and Gordon Wishon). Preface (Mark Luker and Rodney Petersen). Acknowledgments. The Authors. 1. IT Security and Academic Values (Diana Oblinger). 2. Organizing for Improved Security (Jeff Recor). 3. Conducting a Risk Analysis (Randy Marchany). 4. Liability for Negligent Security: Implications for Policy and Practice (Nancy E. Tribbensee). 5. Policy Development for Information Security (Mark Bruhn and Rodney Petersen). 6. Security Architecture (Jack Suess). 7. Campuswide Security Education and Awareness (Shirley Payne). Index.
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.