Cybersecurity Program

The Cybersecurity Program provides resources and events that are created by, and for, the higher ed information security, cybersecurity, and privacy communities.

The program is informed and organized by an engaged, passionate, and experienced team of higher education information security and privacy professionals. An important part of the Cybersecurity Program is our EDUCAUSE member-led Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) that supports higher ed institutions as they improve information security governance, compliance, data protection, and privacy programs. HEISC accomplishes this work through volunteer groups supported by professional EDUCAUSE staff. Learn more about how to get involved.


Security events (both virtual and face-to-face) give you the opportunity to network and learn with your colleagues in higher ed.

The annual Security Professionals Conference is the premier forum for connecting college and university information security and privacy professionals and solution providers. The 2020 conference will be held April 21–23 in Bellevue, Washington.

"As a past chair and long-time attendee of the Security Professionals Conference, I encourage all higher ed security practitioners to attend SPC. This conference is for us. Share stories and expertise, make good friends, hear about the pressing issues of the day. Tired of the massive, depersonalized frenzy of other security events? Join us every spring for a gathering of peers."—Lanita Collette, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Arizona


Explore a variety of resources developed by and for higher ed information security and privacy practitioners.

Information Security Guide

The Information Security Guide is a comprehensive collection of resources and tools maintained by community volunteers.

"We have used the Information Security Guide to inform our departmental decisions. The guide is an invaluable tool which provides effective practices and solutions for higher education information security practitioners, and the Hot Topics area is a great resource when evaluating emerging threats."—Stephen Gay, CISO, Kennesaw State University

Awareness Campaigns

Raise awareness on campus about information security and data privacy practices with ready-made resources and toolkits, including a year-round security awareness campaign and planning and promotional materials for the annual National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Data Privacy Day.

Volunteer Opportunities

Make a positive impact and connect with others! You have many options for volunteering with the information security and privacy communities: write an article or guest blog, serve on a working group, join the conference program committee, or share innovative practices and outcomes from your campus projects as a session presenter.