U.S. higher education institutions have historically enjoyed a culture of open access to information. The free flow of information faces increasing challenges as concerns about information security continue to mount. This study examines how higher education is coping with the growing cost of information technology security and with the tensions between preserving confidentiality, ensuring data integrity, and maintaining an academic environment in which information is easily available to authorized users.
ECAR Roadmaps synthesize important information technology issues and provide recommendations for action in higher education. The content draws from ECAR research studies and case studies.