Effective Security Spending in Higher Education

Wednesday, May 03 | 9:10AM–10:10AM | Spruce, Second Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Concurrent Session
Competition for resources is a reality CIOs and CISOs routinely face as they make high-stakes decisions about where to spend limited resources. Both are looking for data to inform their choices for resource prioritization. EDUCAUSE’s Core Data Service includes data about budget dedicated to security, FTEs, and technologies deployed. Join us as we review the results of an ECAR study that looked for correlations between institutions suffering data breaches and their security program profile. This is a topic specific/intermediate level session.

Outcomes: Learn about common factors among institutions that have experienced a breach * Understand the importance of peer survey participation to provide data to inform decisions * Generate additional ideas about how to effectively tackle the resource-prioritization challenge


  • Joanna Grama

    Senior Principal, Vantage Technology Consulting Group
  • Cathy Hubbs

    Chief Information Security Officer, American University

Resources & Downloads

  • Effective Security Spending_slides

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/26/2024