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Helping you develop productive public and campus IT policies by looking beyond what technology makes possible to address what is legal, appropriate, and ethical.

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Working to provide effective security practices and programs through volunteers and focused partnerships with government, industry, and other academic organizations.

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Campus & Public Policy

A gathering place for campus policy discussions and events as well as monitoring and analysis of the latest public policy issues affecting higher education.


Effective practices, case studies, toolkits, and news from HEISC.


IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance

Resources to help define and implement IT GRC activities.

News and Events

Top 10 IT Issues: Information Security

Find out which of the top IT issues will have the biggest impact on information security.

The Power of Privacy

Watch the recording of "The Power of Privacy and the Passion to Build Something Better," a free EDUCAUSE Live! webinar with guest speaker Michelle Dennedy. 

TEACH Act: Good Intentions, Bad Legislation

What the legislation would mean for higher ed's ability to use technology to advance learning.

Two Campuses on IT GRC

See what IT governance, risk, and compliance looks like at Case Western Reserve University and St. Louis University in two new ECAR Campus Snapshots.

Policy Digest: TEACH Act, Copyright, NIST Cybersecurity Framework

Get the latest public and campus policy news affecting higher education, including information on EDUCAUSE concerns with the TEACH Act. 

EDUCAUSE Comments on FCC Open Internet Proposal

EDUCAUSE submitted formal comments urging the FCC to incorporate higher education needs into its proposed open Internet rules.

Security Professionals Conference

The annual Security Professionals Conference is the premier forum for connecting information security professionals, security analysts, IT staff, privacy officers, C-level executives, and others from across the higher education community. Learn more



Annual Conference
September 29–October 2
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Events for all Levels and Interests

Whether you're looking for a conference to attend face-to-face to connect with peers, or for an online event for team professional development, see what's upcoming.


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2015 Strategic Priorities

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