Institutions of higher education are a critical part of the innovation infrastructure. They are the gateway for important research. They hold personal records of future leaders of the country. And they are constantly under attack. Many of these attacks exploit weaknesses in the software and applications used to process critical research as well as faculty and student data. Properly securing the app against the backdrop of emerging cloud, mobile, and social paradigms is a key component in a university's ability to reduce risk, protect its reputation, and ensure compliance.