Monday, July 30 | 1:00PM–2:00PM ET | Online

EDUCAUSE Corporate Learning Webinar | Demystifying the Higher Education Procurement Process

Higher education campus IT environments are rapidly changing and the speed of cloud service adoption is increasing. Yet how are campuses managing the risk posed by these services and how can service providers help higher education institutions with this task? In this session, higher education leaders will offer their advice on navigating higher education IT procurements, with a focus on describing some of the security and privacy issues that worry higher ed IT professionals the most. This session will also share how higher education institutions and service providers can streamline security assessments during the procurement process using the HECVAT and Cloud Broker Index.


  • Discuss campus procurement processes to managing vendor risk
  • Learn what the HECVAT is and how it can save time in assessing the security of cloud services
  • Hear how institutions are using the HECVAT to improve their vendor assessments and procurement processes


  • Jon Allen

    Associate Vice President CIO & CISO, Baylor University
  • Nick Lewis

    Program Manager, Security and Identity, Internet2
  • Kim Milford

    CISO, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Resources & Downloads

  • Slides

    955 KB, pdf - Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Transcript

    49 KB, docx - Updated on 1/22/2024
  • Recording

    Updated on 1/22/2024


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