Dbriefs Webcast

Cyber governance and institutional leadership: More than an IT issue

Federal & State Government

February 15 | 2 p.m. ET | 19:00 GMT

Host: Betty Fleurimond, managing director, Deloitte Services LP
1 Overview CPE credit | Specialized Knowledge

For many universities, data has historically been highly distributed, with only a portion under central administration control. Often, cyber risk is still relegated to IT and treated as a technology problem. Is it time for greater executive attention to and engagement on cybersecurity? We'll discuss:

  • Potential impacts of cyber incidents for higher education institutions.
  • What effective executive engagement on cybersecurity looks like and how to build a resilient academic enterprise.
  • Strategies for integrating information security issues into an institution's senior leadership and board-level agenda.

Participants will learn results of a Deloitte Center for Higher Education Excellence and EDUCAUSE report about cyber governance maturity and executive engagement across higher education.

NIST Special Publication 800-171 for higher education

Higher education has always enjoyed a culture of openness. But cybersecurity experts are increasingly wary of open-source information-sharing, and a new regulation demands that colleges and universities with federal contracts tighten their cyber practices and work to safeguard information.