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 […]

A Chief Information Security Officer Discusses Cybersecurity and Identity and Access Management

Top of Mind Podcast: A CISO Discusses Cybersecurity and Identity and Access Management

West Virginia University’s CISO Alex Jalso shares thoughts on information security and identity management in higher education. Tambellini’s Katelyn Ilkani asks Jalso about his security philosophy and the steps he takes to keep WVU’s systems safe. Jalso describes the process of establishing a new identity and access management (IAM) system and shares lessons learned. Learn […]

5 Must-Have Open Source Cybersecurity Tools for Higher Education

When it comes to cybersecurity, higher education has vastly different needs than other types of organizations. From a physical point of view, campuses are comprised of public spaces (areas where literally anyone can go), semi-public spaces (classrooms and faculty offices), and secured areas. At the network layer, the network surface is vast, encompassing everything from […]

Creating a System of Data Governance for New River Community and Technical College

Top of Mind: Creating a System of Data Governance for New River CTC

Co-Columnists: Dara Fann – Database Administrator Senior, New River Community and Technical College and Steven Lacek – Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Grants and Chief Data Officer, New River Community and Technical College Our Need for Data Governance New River Community and Technical College serves a nine-county region of southern West Virginia with four campus […]

Architecting for Security in Higher Education

There’s a saying sometimes attributed to an ancient Japanese proverb (though the origin is most likely apocryphal) stating, “fix the problem, not the blame.” The gist of this is that it’s more important to address an issue than to focus on whose fault it is. There’s wisdom in that—particularly when it comes to cybersecurity. Security […]

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 […]

The Go-To Podcast for Higher Education Technology: Top of Mind with The Tambellini Group

The Tambellini Group hosts a monthly podcast and we’re spreading the word! Why should you listen? Keep pace with education technology through insights and ideas from higher education executives. Top of Mind with The Tambellini Group explores the people and technology innovations shaping the future of learning. Check in each month for new episodes about […]

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 […]