Information Security


This Spotlight focuses on data from the 2012 Core Data Service (CDS) to better understand how higher education institutions approach information security activities. Information provided for this Spotlight was derived from Module 7 of CDS, which asked several questions regarding IT security. Responses from 636 institutions were analyzed. Only U.S. institutions with a designated Carnegie class (AA, BA, MA, DR) were analyzed for this bulletin.

The ECAR CDS Spotlight Research Bulletin Series highlights findings from the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service, focusing on a small but meaningful slice of data collected in the CDS. These selected highlights are intended to provide context and meaning for CDS benchmarks that may be of especially broad interest, be especially timely, or draw connections between research from ECAR and CDS. The series is featured along with other CDS publications on the CDS website,, and is now available to eligible ECAR subscribers as part of the ECAR subscription.

Citation for this Work: Hedrick, Gregory W., and Joanna Grama. “Information Security” (Research Bulletin). Louisville, CO: EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research, June 14, 2013, available from


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