The Plumbing of IT: Implementing an Integration Strategy

Top of Mind: The Plumbing of IT

You have a request from your business area to integrate your student information to a new system. You ask your development team to assess it, and they determine that they can clone a batch interface that already has four versions that are running for four other departments. It will take six weeks and require forty […]

Student Privacy Concerns

Top of Mind POdcast: Student Privacy Concerns

Host Katelyn Ilkani talks with Tom Dugas, Assistant Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Duquesne University, about securing identities. Dugas explains why identity and access management is critical to higher education. He describes the process of building a solid IAM program and choosing a dependable solution. Dugas also discusses how COVID-19 has affected […]

Cybersecurity Implications of COVID-19

Top of Mind Podcast: Cybersecurity Implications of COVID-19

Host Katelyn Ilkani talks with Helen Patton, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at The Ohio State University. Patton explains the security challenges Ohio State has faced with staff working remotely. She shares thoughts on the importance of the partnership between security and technology teams within an institution. Hear suggestions for success in […]

Fundamental Steps to Improve Cybersecurity in Higher Education

By now, most CIOs in a higher education context know that cybersecurity is important. Cybersecurity continues to top the list of EDUCAUSE Top 10 IT issues; in fact, 2019 marks the fourth year in a row that this topic is in the pole position. While the specifics have changed slightly—in 2019, for example, “Information Security […]

Leading a Cybersecurity Program within Higher Education with Mike Corn

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018 (NCSAM 2018), Tambellini’s Katelyn Ilkani talks with Mike Corn, Chief Information Security Officer of University of California San Diego and a Tambellini Group member, about leading cybersecurity efforts within higher education. This discussion covers the importance of security training for campus constituents and ways to deliver training, […]

Success in Higher Ed Security Requires Collaboration

Top of Mind: Success in Higher Ed Security Requires Collaboration

Security is hard. Any security practitioner will tell you that, although almost everyone will have a different reason why. Some will say a lack of budget, while others will cite people resources. A few say a lack of respect for the cybersecurity role, or where it is placed in the org chart. You will also […]

Cloudy Judgement

I’ll admit it: my judgement is cloudy. And while it is getting a little cloudier every day, I can clearly remember when that wasn’t the case. I’ve been in higher education IT long enough to recall a time when technology procurement decisions, be it for software or hardware, were made by talking to the relatively […]

Integrations—For CIOs, CFOs, and other CxOs

Integration—such a techy topic! Is it as simple as “those systems should talk to each other”? Of course not—but the ideas behind it are not as mystifying as they might seem. The concept and operations are as critical to your business as the complexities of internet marketing and social media. As enterprise-class systems move to […]