Other Resources for Cybersecurity

Fundamental Student Data Privacy Principles

April 28, 2017 | The Foundation for Excellence in Education

Fundamental Student Data Privacy Principles

A framework of seven fundamental student data privacy principles as a resource for states to think about the complex issues, laws and regulations surrounding student data privacy.

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Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data: Common Core State Standards–Associated Assessment Consortia

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Getting the Facts Straight about Education Data: Common Core State Standards–Associated Assessment Consortia

Most states have voluntarily adopted the Common Core State Standards to serve as their education expectations. To consistently and transparently measure the skills and knowledge outlined in the standards, many states have opted to join one of two assessment consortia and use the Common Core–aligned assessments they develop. As states choose to participate in these […]

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Roadmap to Safeguarding Student Data

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Roadmap to Safeguarding Student Data

If our destination is improved student achievement, we cannot get there without valuing and effectively using data in education. Central to reaching this goal is building trust among all those who have a stake in education that individual student data, such as attendance, course taking, grades, and test scores, are being collected for meaningful purposes […]

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Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

Per the Student Data Transparency and Security Act (PDF), the Colorado Department of Education is required to provide Local Education Providers (LEPs) with a sample Student Information Privacy and Protection Policy. CDE developed a suite of over 40 sample policies that cover important security and privacy processes.

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Phishing Simulation Programs

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

Phishing Simulation Programs

A phishing simulation program (also commonly referred to as “self-phishing” or phishing assessment program) is a customizable awareness program used by information security professionals in higher education and private industry. This highly effective training program—which is typically incorporated into an existing campus information security awareness program—allows organizations to simulate phishing e-mails, help identify which end […]

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Information Security Program Assessment Tool

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

Information Security Program Assessment Tool

This self-assessment tool was created to evaluate the maturity of higher education information security programs using as a framework the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27002:2013 “Information Technology Security Techniques. Code of Practice for Information Security Management.” This tool was intended for use by an institution as a whole, although a unit within an institution […]

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Electronic Records Management Toolkit

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

Electronic Records Management Toolkit

A practical set of resources that will assist members of the higher education community in addressing related issues of electronic records management (ERM), e-discovery, and data retention on their own campuses.

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Developing Your Campus Information Security Website

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

Developing Your Campus Information Security Website

In an effort to help institutions create effective information security websites that are informative and helpful to their users, the Higher Education Information Security Council has compiled a list of common features and effective practices that can serve as an outline for a college or university developing or updating their campus information security website.

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