What Drives a University to Establish a Research Technology Organization?

Top of Mind: What Drives a University to Establish a Research Technology Organization

Over the past decade, Arizona State University’s research expenditures have grown by over a half-billion dollars, while operations expenditures have increased by less than 10%. A move toward automation and specialized research-first services is largely credited for this growth occurring despite relatively minor increase in administrative spending. ASU’s Research Technology Office (RTO), founded 10 years […]

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. […]

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 […]