What the HECVAT! Driving the Winds of Change

Tuesday, May 14 | 1:00PM–2:00PM CT | Vevey 4, Second Floor Event Centre
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Cloud vendor security assessments continue to be a hot topic for information security, and the winds of change are only driving us to move faster than ever before. The Shared Cloud Security Assessment Working Group updated the Higher Education Cloud Vendor Assessment Tool (HECVAT) and developed additional resources in 2018, based on community input. In 2018, an analyst report, summary report, and automated scoring were integrated into the HECVAT, supporting improved decision support. We'll go over the updates from 2018, community adoption, plans for 2019, and use cases and provide feedback to the working group.

Outcomes: Gain an understanding of the HECVAT and its advantages * Hear how institutions are using the HECVAT to improve their vendor assessments * Get a community update on the status of the working group


  • Jon Allen

    Associate Vice President CIO & CISO, Baylor University
  • Josh Callahan

    Chief Information Security Officer, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
  • Susan Coleman Snyder

    Assessment Program Manager, Arizona State University
  • Charlie Escue

    Information Security Manager, Indiana University
  • Nick Lewis

    Program Manager, Security and Identity, Internet2

Resources & Downloads

  • Session presentation slides

    Updated on 11/26/2019