Vendor Risk Assessment for Security and Accessibility

Tuesday, October 10 | 8:00AM–8:45AM CT | W183b, Level 1
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Presentation/Panel Session

Join this presentation and discussion about new 2023 updates to the Higher Education Community Vendor Assessment Toolkit (HECVAT). Beyond technical reviews, leaders will discuss organizational effectiveness and ways to use this framework as a catalyst for collaborating across domains such as security, accessibility, procurement, and more. Future opportunities will be discussed. The session will be of interest to all institutions that procure technology, as well as providers needing to meet security privacy and accessibility requirements. Combining accessibility and security reviews amplifies the importance of both, and sharing a data collection and reporting toolkit streamlines the process for institutions and vendors alike. 


  • Josh Callahan

    Chief Information Security Officer, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
  • Nick Lewis

    Program Manager, Security and Identity, Internet2
  • Kyle Shachmut

    Director of Digital Accessibility, Harvard University
  • Eudora Struble

    Director for Technology Accessibility, Wake Forest University