This handbook, the first of its kind for higher education, will provide guidance to boards as they help oversee cybersecurity risk at a time when cyber attacks represent a growing threat. This new resource will build on a highly respected manual developed by ISA for corporate directors and will reflect the unique needs of higher education, informed by insights from board members, presidents, and senior executives. AGB members who are interested in participating in a workshop to provide input on the new handbook and review the draft manuscript should contact [email protected] to learn more.
According to cybersecurity experts, colleges and universities are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks due to their open and networked environments, decentralized IT networks, the widespread use of social media and personal technology, and multiple entry points. Compounding the vulnerability is the amount of data institutions have that is valuable to cyber thieves, including intellectual property,
"Strategic governing boards can play an important role in helping their colleges, universities, and foundations, which are more vulnerable, oversee cyber risks," said
The handbook will be developed in partnership between AGB, ISA, and AIG and will be applicable to board members of private and public higher education institutions and foundations. The digital version of the handbook will be available to AGB members and all other interested leaders at no cost later in 2020.
The original, corporate-focused editions of the handbook developed by ISA were recognized by the
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