Consortium Model for Security with Fred Damiano

As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018, Tambellini’s Katelyn Ilkani talks with Fred Damiano, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and CIO of Hobart and William Smith Colleges, about a consortium model for cybersecurity. Damiano discusses how Hobart and William Smith, along with five other institutions, made the strategic decision to jointly work on cybersecurity […]

Making the Most of EDUCAUSE 2018: Four Days of Learning, Connections, and Inspirations

EDUCAUSE 2018

EDUCAUSE—the largest and most important annual event for higher education technology leaders— will be convening in Denver next week. This year at EDUCAUSE there will be more than 275 exhibitors, more than 300 sessions, and more than 700 presenters. This event attracts thousands of participants that range from higher education technology providers to services providers, […]

Make Technology Decisions with Data-Driven Insight: An Essential Higher Education Reading List Infographic

The 2018 EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is quickly approaching. The Tambellini Group looks forward to the four days of learning, connections, and inspirations. Energized by the conference’s program tracks, we compiled our latest research reports into an infographic. Based on unbiased research and verified data, Tambellini research can inform, strengthen and reinforce the technology strategies shaping […]

5 Principles for Selecting Security Training Providers

Top of Mind: 5 Principles for Selecting Security Training Providers

It seems like everybody and their brother is offering security training nowadays: universities are spinning up new programs; technology product vendors are making courses available (both focused on their products and more generic options); industry associations are increasing training offerings (both online and at events); not to mention countless others who are all offering 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, […]

Managing Identity in Higher Ed = Fewer Breaches? Part 2

Managing Identity in Higher Ed Equals Fewer Breaches? Part 2

Read this two-part blog series to explore the evolving data breach landscape in higher education and the crucial role that “people security,” or managing identities and access rights, occupies. Last week, we explored the extreme vulnerability higher education institutions face to data breaches, led by stolen credentials. Vendors like SecureAuth caution higher education institutions to […]

Managing Identity in Higher Ed = Fewer Breaches? Part 1

Top of Mind: Managing Identity in Higher Ed Equals Fewer Breaches? Part 1

Read this two-part blog series to explore the evolving data breach landscape in higher education and the crucial role that “people security,” or managing identities and access rights, occupies. In December 2017, Ed Tech Magazine published an article entitled “Education Sector Data Breaches Skyrocket in 2017.” If you missed it, you can find it here. […]

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 […]

Implications of the EU ‘Right to be Forgotten’ on U.S. Higher Education Institutions

On May 25, 2018, the much-hyped General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in all the European Union Member States. Some of its most talked about features, alongside the potential for a €20 million (US$23.5 million) fine or 4 percent of annual turnover (whichever is higher), include the bolstered ‘user rights,’ chief among them, the […]

Cambridge Analytica and the University of Cambridge

In his recent testimony before the U.S. Congress, Facebook CEO Marc Zuckerberg intimated that the University of Cambridge carried some blame for the Cambridge Analytica blunder. As he told New York congressman Eliot Engel (D): “So we need to understand whether there is something bad going on at the University of Cambridge overall that will […]