In early 2016, the SANS Institute released its second annual SANS Securing The Human report. Based on a survey of 369 information security training and awareness professionals, the research is designed to understand the state of information security training and awareness programs across various industries, including “educational services.” The 2016 SANS report shares the overall results of its research. However, due to large survey participation from the educational services sector, SANS shared anonymized data results with the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) so that we could specifically report on the state of awareness and training programs in this sector. ECAR thanks EDUCAUSE members for their participation and SANS for its contribution of data to our understanding of higher education information security awareness and training programs.
Citation for this Work: Grama, Joanna L., and Eden Dahlstrom. Higher Education Information Security Awareness Programs. Research bulletin. Louisville, CO: ECAR, August 8, 2016.