Charting Your Course: A Budget-Conscious Information Security Roadmap

Wednesday, April 11 | 9:15AM–10:15AM ET | Maryland Ballroom E, Fifth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
According to the EDUCAUSE Core Data Service, information security spending is roughly 3% of an institution's overall IT budget spending; and there are only two central IT information security FTEs per 10,000 institutional FTEs. Only 34% of institutions have a dedicated person whose primary job responsibility is information security. In such a resource-constrained environment, how can institutions that are just starting out with an information security program, or those with even more limited resources, successfully protect institutional IT resources and data? This session will share strategies and materials for charting a course for your budget-conscious information security program.

Outcomes: Survey the current state of higher ed information security programs * Review recommendations for creating a budget-conscious information security program * Explore how institutions use the recommendations to chart a course for success


  • Chris Gregg

    CISO, University of St. Thomas
  • Sharon Pitt

    Vice President of Information Technology and CIO, Virginia Tech
  • Dan Sanders

  • Tina Thorstenson

    Retired Deputy CIO & CISO, Arizona State University

Resources & Downloads

  • Charting Your Course Slides

    1 MB, pdf - Updated on 1/25/2024
  • Budget Conscious Information Security Resources

    Updated on 1/25/2024