EdTech Magazine - Technology Solutions That Drive Education https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/rss.xml en EDUCAUSE 2019 https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/ad/educause-2019 <span>EDUCAUSE 2019</span> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/dashboard/elizimmerman9856" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eli.zimmerman_9856</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/14/2019 - 13:20</span> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-vertical" data-layout="vertical" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/ad/educause-2019" data-title="EDUCAUSE 2019" data-via="EdTech_HigherEd" data-button-background="none"> <span> <span>Oct</span> <span>14</span> <span>2019</span> </span> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's vertical template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-counter="true" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/ad/educause-2019" data-title="EDUCAUSE 2019" data-via="EdTech_HigherEd" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter cdw-taboola-social"></a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=https%3A%2F%2Fedtechmagazine.com%2Fhigher%2Frss.xml" target="_blank"><span class="pw-box-counter cdw-taboola" data-channel="twitter"></span></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-linkedin cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-reddit cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-flipboard cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-email cdw-taboola-social"></a> </div> <!-- Pinterest button is in EdTechk12 theme's horizontal template --> </div> <div class="pw-widget pw-size-medium pw-layout-horizontal" data-url="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/ad/educause-2019" data-title="EDUCAUSE 2019" data-via="EdTech_HigherEd" data-button-background="none"> <div> <a class="pw-button-twitter"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="twitter"></span> </div> <div> <a class="pw-button-facebook"></a> <span class="pw-box-counter" pw:channel="facebook"></span> </div> </div> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:20:35 +0000 eli.zimmerman_9856 42626 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher For Higher Education Digital Transformation, Everyone Has a Part to Play https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/10/higher-education-digital-transformation-everyone-has-part-play <span>For Higher Education Digital Transformation, Everyone Has a Part to Play</span> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/dashboard/elizimmerman9856" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eli.zimmerman_9856</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:25</span> <div><p>Amid all the changes and challenges that higher education staff and leaders deal with daily, a few themes resonate.</p> <p>Members of our campuses want to feel connected to each other. They recognize that <strong>collaboration is essential to any technology initiative of size or import</strong>. And they are finding new and better ways to leverage technology to make that happen.</p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/cdw_insider_registration/register-web" target="_blank"><em><strong>SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Sign up for EdTech's Insider Program to access premium articles, whitepapers and videos.</em></a></p> <h2 id="toc_0">Technology Is What We Make of It</h2> <p>Community is intrinsically valuable, in higher education and elsewhere, but it isn’t inevitable, and we shouldn’t take it for granted. </p> <p>One of the dichotomies of technology is that it has<strong> the potential to facilitate both independence and interdependence</strong>. </p> <p>For example, mobile devices and software solutions give individuals flexibility to choose how, where and when to work. </p> <p>By the same token, technology solutions can bring together people who might otherwise never meet. That’s the experience at institutions — like <a href="https://www.rutgers.edu/" target="_blank">Rutgers University</a>, the <a href="https://www.uncp.edu/" target="_blank">University of North Carolina at Pembroke</a> and the <a href="http://www.maine.edu/" target="_blank">University of Maine System</a> — that are using the <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/10/how-videoconferencing-platforms-help-connect-campus-communities" target="_blank">newest generation of videoconferencing solutions</a> to great effect. </p> <p>In Maine, leaders <strong>surveyed students about classroom technologies and learned that videoconferencing tools</strong> help to facilitate a feeling of connection, not only to individual classes but also to the university itself. </p> <p>This may be especially true in a region where winter weather can make class attendance impossible, but it’s an important insight for all institutions. </p> <p>Even as online curricula<strong> become central to the college experience</strong>, many students still express a desire for face-to-face interactions.</p> <p>Connecting with colleagues becomes <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/09/planning-and-preparation-allow-backup-and-recovery-tools-shine-under-duress">even more critical during times of crisis</a>, as the IT staff at <a href="https://www.pepperdine.edu/" target="_blank">Pepperdine University</a> can attest. </p> <p>Yes, the institution had covered its bases from an infrastructure perspective, but when wildfires ravaged Southern California, what held things together were <strong>the individuals who knew how to react </strong>and coordinate to deliver the services the campus community needed.</p> <p>In either case, as our experts point out in regard to classroom solutions, successful implementations don’t just happen. </p> <p>They require users who are willing to <strong>embrace new solutions, and technology experts who can guide users in logistics and troubleshooting.</strong></p> <p>When all these people partner up to work toward the same ends, great things happen on our campuses — and in our communities.</p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/higher/author/ryan-petersen" hreflang="en"><img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/styles/face_small/public/ryan-petersen-2013-headshot.jpg?itok=iV6msfy0" width="58" height="58" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/higher/author/ryan-petersen"> <div>Ryan Petersen</div> </a> <a target="_blank" class="google-plus" href="https://plus.google.com/110888965639568833839/posts?rel=author"><span>Google+</span></a> <a target="_blank" class="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/follow?region=follow_link&amp;screen_name=RyanPete&amp;tw_p=followbutton&amp;variant=2.0"><span>Twitter</span></a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Ryan has been a magazine and newspaper editor for 18 years, with the last 12 covering a variety of bases for CDW’s family of tech magazines. As Editor in Chief, he works on developing editorial strategy and is always on the lookout for new writing talent and sharing great stories with the IT world. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his family, biking and obsessively following Iowa Hawkeye sports and Cubs baseball.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 14 Oct 2019 15:25:38 +0000 eli.zimmerman_9856 42621 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher Esports Coaches Share Lessons Learned on the Path to Building a New Program https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/10/esports-coaches-share-lessons-learned-path-building-new-program <span>Esports Coaches Share Lessons Learned on the Path to Building a New Program</span> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/dashboard/elizimmerman9856" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eli.zimmerman_9856</span></span> <span>Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:53</span> <div><p>Conversations about esports at <a href="https://www.ottawa.edu/" target="_blank">Ottawa University</a> in Kansas began in earnest in the spring of 2018, when the chancellor expressed interest in starting a program. </p> <p>Barely a year later, the university hired Connor Alne as its first esports coach. And this fall, Ottawa students <strong>will compete in varsity matches in the campus’s new esports arena</strong>.</p> <p>If that sounds like a rapid timetable, that’s because it is.</p> <p>“It was a very frantic first couple of months,” Alne says. “So much had to be put in place. We had to figure out what tournaments we were going to play in, how to recruit students and create our brand. <strong>All that had to be done from scratch</strong>.”</p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/higher/author/calvin-hennick" hreflang="en"><img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/styles/face_small/public/people/calvin-hennick.jpeg.jpg?itok=xXXtEq5w" width="58" height="58" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/higher/author/calvin-hennick"> <div>Calvin Hennick</div> </a> <a target="_blank" class="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/follow?region=follow_link&amp;screen_name=calvinhennick&amp;tw_p=followbutton&amp;variant=2.0"><span>Twitter</span></a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Calvin Hennick is a freelance journalist who specializes in business and technology writing. He is a contributor to the CDW family of technology magazines.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 11 Oct 2019 15:53:06 +0000 eli.zimmerman_9856 42616 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher Security, Privacy and Confidentiality: What’s the Difference? https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/10/security-privacy-and-confidentiality-whats-difference <span>Security, Privacy and Confidentiality: What’s the Difference?</span> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/dashboard/elizimmerman9856" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eli.zimmerman_9856</span></span> <span>Thu, 10/10/2019 - 13:38</span> <div><p>Campus administrators and faculty understand the importance of <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/06/lingering-security-gaps-higher-ed-student-data-breaches-remain-concern">protecting sensitive student information</a>. The past two decades have brought us a variety of laws and regulations dictating how we handle student records, as well as <strong>a series of high-profile security incidents</strong> that underscore the importance of rising to meet these obligations. </p> <p>As we discuss the criticality of protecting sensitive student information, we often throw around three terms: <strong>confidentiality, security and privacy</strong>. While many people use these terms interchangeably, they actually refer to separate but related concepts. Institutions seeking to mature their data protection practices will benefit from providing their constituents with a clear understanding of these interrelated concepts.</p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/higher/author/mike-chapple" hreflang="en"><img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/styles/face_small/public/mike_chapple_updated.jpg?itok=PSiizevj" width="58" height="58" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/higher/author/mike-chapple"> <div>Mike Chapple</div> </a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Mike Chapple is associate teaching professor of IT, analytics and operations at the University of Notre Dame. </p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 17:38:40 +0000 eli.zimmerman_9856 42611 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher 6 Ways to Fortify Your Campus Against Phishing Attacks https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/10/6-ways-fortify-your-campus-against-phishing-attacks <span>6 Ways to Fortify Your Campus Against Phishing Attacks </span> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/dashboard/elizimmerman9856" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eli.zimmerman_9856</span></span> <span>Thu, 10/10/2019 - 10:45</span> <div><p>Despite persistent efforts by IT staff to instill caution in email users, <strong>phishing remains the leading cause of data breaches</strong>. Bogus emails that con or coerce users into disclosing key personal data are responsible for the vast majority of successful cyberattacks across the public and private sectors.</p> <p>Higher education is in the crosshairs. Researchers at email analytics firm 250ok analyzed <strong>3,614 domains operated by the top accredited U.S. colleges and universities</strong> by student enrollment. <a href="https://s3.amazonaws.com/250ok-wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/11192224/DMARC-Adoption-Among-Top-US-Colleges-and-Universities-Q1-2018.pdf" target="_blank">They found that nearly 90 percent of these institutions</a> failed to effectively protect students and faculty from phishing.</p> <p>The stakes couldn’t be higher. In 2017, a phishing scam defrauded Canada’s MacEwan University of <strong>$11.8 million</strong>. At institutions such as the <a href="https://www.wisc.edu/" target="_blank">University of Wisconsin-Madison</a>, officials say they experience compromised credentials and phishing attempts on a regular basis.</p> <p>Since October is <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/national-cyber-security-awareness-month" target="_blank">National Cybersecurity Awareness Month</a>, this is the perfect time to refresh IT department strategies and user messaging to bolster your campus defense.</p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/higher/taxonomy/term/11936" hreflang="en"><img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/styles/face_small/public/people/adam%20stone.jpg?itok=NPFuwQQX" width="58" height="58" alt="adam stone" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/higher/taxonomy/term/11936"> <div>Adam Stone</div> </a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Adam Stone writes on technology trends from Annapolis, Md., with a focus on government IT, military and first-responder technologies.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 10 Oct 2019 14:45:04 +0000 eli.zimmerman_9856 42606 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher How Videoconferencing Platforms Help Connect Campus Communities https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/10/how-videoconferencing-platforms-help-connect-campus-communities <span>How Videoconferencing Platforms Help Connect Campus Communities </span> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/dashboard/elizimmerman9856" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eli.zimmerman_9856</span></span> <span>Wed, 10/09/2019 - 08:22</span> <div><p>Matthew Wilk spends much of his time at <a href="https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu/" target="_blank">Rutgers University-New Brunswick</a> talking with faculty members about their technology needs. </p> <p>Typically, he says, their requests <strong>relate to integrating or troubleshooting a specific device</strong>. </p> <p>But lately, Wilk has noticed a growing interest in one technology in particular: <strong>web conferencing and videoconferencing solutions</strong> that let instructors connect with people outside of their classes.</p> <p>“Guest speakers, off-campus students — anyone they want to be part of the conversation but who can’t be there in person,” says Wilk, the university’s associate director of technical services and operations for digital classroom services. </p> <p>Instructors see colleagues using these tools to great effect in their own classrooms, Wilk says, and “they come to us wondering if they can have the same thing.”</p> <p>They can, he says, and the setup is simple. Instructors who want videoconferencing occasionally — <strong>to bring in an outside expert located overseas</strong>, for example — can get what they need from a university-linked <a href="https://www.cdw.com/content/cdw/en/brand/cisco.html?enkwrd=Cisco" target="_blank">Cisco</a> Webex account. </p> <p>Those who plan to use the technology more often can do so in one of a handful of Rutgers classrooms equipped with the <a href="https://www.cdw.com/product/cisco-telepresence-system-sx80-codec-precision-60-camera-and-touch-10-v/3376050?pfm=srh" target="_blank">Cisco TelePresence SX80 Codec</a> platform.</p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/higher/author/chris-hayhurst"> <div>Chris Hayhurst</div> </a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Chris Hayhurst is a contributor to the CDW family of technology magazines.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:22:35 +0000 eli.zimmerman_9856 42601 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher Chatbots Go to Work on the IT Help Desk at George Washington University https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/10/chatbots-go-work-it-help-desk-george-washington-university <span>Chatbots Go to Work on the IT Help Desk at George Washington University</span> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/dashboard/elizimmerman9856" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eli.zimmerman_9856</span></span> <span>Tue, 10/08/2019 - 14:02</span> <div><p>Chatbots initially <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/03/universities-deploy-chatbots-aid-students-admissions-process-and-beyond">made their mark on campus</a> as a repository of FAQ-type information, <strong>answering general questions and helping students navigate admissions processes</strong> and the like. </p> <p>A few years in, a new generation of artificial intelligence is providing support for IT, administrative and teaching functions.</p> <p>Before <a href="https://www.gwu.edu/" target="_blank">George Washington University</a> piloted its 24/7 chatbot <a href="https://it.gwu.edu/learn-more-about-martha-gws-virtual-agent-pilot-project" target="_blank">MARTHA</a> last year, students had to call, email or visit a walk-in center on the Washington, D.C., campus to get IT questions answered. </p> <p>If they needed help after hours, <strong>they’d have to wait until the next business day</strong>, says Jonathan Fozard, assistant vice president for the CIO’s office.</p> <p>“MARTHA filled that gap,” he says. “During back to school, for example, campuses are traditionally flooded with questions, such as, ‘How do I reset my password?’ <strong>MARTHA takes some of those quick questions, which lowers our live- person queue</strong>.”</p> <p>Users appreciated the speedy replies. A survey on the 2018 pilot found that <strong>89 percent </strong>of those who had used the chatbot wanted it to become a permanent offering. </p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/higher/author/erin-brereton" hreflang="en"><img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/styles/face_small/public/people/Erin%20Brereton.jpg?itok=b4T6k1ew" width="58" height="58" alt="Erin Brereton" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/higher/author/erin-brereton"> <div>Erin Brereton</div> </a> <a target="_blank" class="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/intent/follow?region=follow_link&amp;screen_name=Erbrer09&amp;tw_p=followbutton&amp;variant=2.0"><span>Twitter</span></a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Erin Brereton has written about technology, business and other topics for more than 50 magazines, newspapers and online publications. </p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:02:48 +0000 eli.zimmerman_9856 42596 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher EDUCAUSE: Chicago Conference Showcases Ed Tech Insights and Expertise https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/10/educause-chicago-conference-showcases-ed-tech-insights-and-expertise <span>EDUCAUSE: Chicago Conference Showcases Ed Tech Insights and Expertise</span> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/dashboard/elizimmerman9856" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eli.zimmerman_9856</span></span> <span>Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:06</span> <div><p>This year’s <a href="https://events.educause.edu/annual-conference" target="_blank">EDUCAUSE Annual Conference</a>, to be held Oct. 14–17 in Chicago, will <strong>shine a spotlight on data in all of its forms and applications in higher education</strong>. How to collect, manage, protect and glean insights from data is one of the biggest themes of the conference, reflecting the immense interest in this area at institutions across the country. </p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/educause-2019" target="_blank"><em><strong>MORE FOR EDTECH:</strong> Be sure to visit our EDUCAUSE 2019 landing page for our expanding event coverage.</em></a></p> <p>Other key themes of the show include digital transformation, security and privacy, and new tools and tactics to support modern pedagogy. If that’s not enough, conferencegoers will find plenty of other topics in the mix, <strong>showcased at more than 300 sessions by more than 800 presenters</strong>. </p> <p>Keynote speakers will be <a href="https://www.pbs.org/how-we-got-to-now/about/about-steven-johnson/" target="_blank">Steven Johnson</a>, a best-selling author and host of the PBS show “How We Got to Now,” and <a href="https://reshmasaujani.com/about/" target="_blank">Reshma Saujani</a>, an author and the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code.</p> <p>Also of note, EDUCAUSE will unveil the <strong>2020 Top 10 IT Issues list</strong>, together with several other new research publications, with sessions including “<a href="https://events.educause.edu/annual-conference/2019/agenda/the-2019-ecar-student-and-faculty-technology-surveys-1" target="_blank">The 2019 ECAR Student and Faculty Technology Surveys</a>” and “<a href="https://events.educause.edu/annual-conference/2019/agenda/special-topics-in-the-2019-higher-education-it-workforce" target="_blank">Special Topics in the 2019 Higher Ed IT Workforce</a>.”</p> <p>Starting on October 15, <em>EdTech</em> staff will be covering the conference with articles, video interviews with experts and thought leaders, and social media, so follow us here and on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/EdTech_HigherEd?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor" target="_blank">@EdTech_HigherEd</a>.</p> </div> <div> <div class="field-author"> <div id="taxonomy-term-" class=""> <div class="author-photo"> <a href="/higher/author/amy-burroughs" hreflang="en"><img src="/higher/sites/edtechmagazine.com.higher/files/styles/face_small/public/people/BURROUGHS.jpeg.jpg?itok=oq8Gpl4w" width="58" height="58" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </a> </div> <div class="author-info"> <span>by </span><a rel="author" href="/higher/author/amy-burroughs"> <div>Amy Burroughs</div> </a> </div> <div class="author-bio"> <p> <div><p>Amy is managing editor of <em>EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education</em>.</p> </div> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 08 Oct 2019 16:06:16 +0000 eli.zimmerman_9856 42591 at https://edtechmagazine.com/higher Who Are Your IT Stakeholders? Different Projects Need Different Players https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/10/who-are-your-it-stakeholders-different-projects-need-different-players <span>Who Are Your IT Stakeholders? Different Projects Need Different Players</span> <span><span lang="" about="/higher/dashboard/elizimmerman9856" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">eli.zimmerman_9856</span></span> <span>Mon, 10/07/2019 - 15:23</span> <div><p>From creating a <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/06/breaking-down-data-governance-data-quality-perfcon">data governance program</a> to <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/08/4-steps-more-secure-higher-education-network">improving network security</a> to <a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2019/02/digital-transformation-quest-rethink-campus-operations" target="_blank">integrating new technology</a>, one message has remained constant: Various education stakeholders must be involved. However, the term “education stakeholder” is a broad term, and <strong>IT leaders may need clarity to understand who they should include in project planning</strong>. </p> <p>At the same time, not all groups need to be involved in every project. The reality is that too many cooks in the kitchen can bog down progress and make it impossible for IT leaders to move forward on campus initiatives. </p> <p>Understanding who can and <strong>should be asked to join an initiative planning committee can be complicated</strong>. </p> <p>Let’s take a look at two of the most common IT initiatives — and which campus stakeholders IT leaders should ask for input to ensure a successful project from start to finish. </p> <p><a href="https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/cdw_insider_registration/register-web" target="_blank"><em><strong>SUBSCRIBE:</strong> Sign up for EdTech's Insider Program to access premium articles, whitepapers and videos.</em></a></p> <h2 id="toc_0">Cybersecurity Affects and Involves All</h2> <p>Multi-stakeholder cybersecurity frameworks are not a new concept; they have been <strong>accepted by higher education institutions and by international cybersecurity frameworks</strong>, including the <a href="https://www.enisa.europa.eu/publications/ncss-good-practice-guide" target="_blank">National Cyber Security Strategy Good Practices Guide</a> and the <a target="_blank">University of Oxford’s Cybersecurity Capacity Maturity Model for Nations</a>. </p> <p>“The cybersecurity challenges that a nation faces are broad and interrelated,” according to <a href="https://www.gp-digital.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Multistakeholder-Approaches-to-National-Cybersecurity-Strategy-Development.pdf" target="_blank">a 2018 report</a> by social justice organization Global Partners Digital. “This, in turn, necessitates an approach that leverages a broad set of expertise and engages a diverse set of stakeholders in the [national cybersecurity strategy] development process.”</p> <p>While on a smaller scale, <strong>universities function as entire ecosystems in many of the same ways as cities, states or nations</strong>, and can benefit from taking a similar approach to cybersecurity.</p> <p>Where the nuance lies is in understanding how to communicate with different stakeholders and in what capacity. </p> <p>For end users, such as faculty, staff and students, many of whom have only the most basic understanding of cybersecurity, the <strong>messaging will need to be concrete</strong>. </p> <p>“Creating a cybersecurity strategy that serves as a framework for decision-making requires a concept simple enough that people can hold it in their head,” Don Welch, interim vice president for information technology and CIO at <a href="https://www.psu.edu/" target="_blank">Pennsylvania State University</a>, writes for <a href="https://er.educause.edu/articles/2019/5/creating-a-cybersecurity-strategy-for-higher-education" target="_blank">EDUCAUSE Review</a>. “The strategy description must fit easily on one PowerPoint slide.”</p> <p>The goal of communicating with users will be to make sure new measures stick. After all, <strong>cybersecurity cannot just be hardware and software solutions</strong>; there has to be a culture of risk awareness on campus for the framework to succeed.</p> <p>Awareness campaigns can be a helpful tool to inform campus users. 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