The EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research (ECAR) published its first look at data breaches in higher education in 2014. Our current research looks at whether any factors increase or decrease the likelihood of a higher education data breach. Is there a smoking gun, something found in every higher education data breach? And, conversely, is there a silver bullet—a control or controls that higher education institutions can employ to prevent data breaches?
Citation for this Work: Brooks, D. Christopher, and Joanna Lyn Grama. Searching for a Smoking Gun, Chasing a Silver Bullet: Data Breaches in Higher Education. Research bulletin. Louisville, CO: ECAR, February 21, 2017.