ERIC Number: ED421996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Safeguarding Your Technology: Practical Guidelines for Electronic Education Information Security.
This guide was developed specifically for educational administrators at the building, campus, district, system, and state levels, and is meant to serve as a framework to help them better understand why and how to effectively secure their organization's information, software, and computer and networking equipment. This document is organized into 10 chapters/content areas: (1) Why Information Security in Education?; (2) Assessing Your Needs (Risk Assessment); (3) Security Policy: Development and Implementation; (4) Security Management; (5) Protecting Your System: Physical Security; (6) Protecting Your System: Information Security; (7) Protecting Your System: Software Security; (8) Protecting Your System: User Access Security; (9) Protecting Your System: Network (Internet) Security; and (10) Training: A Necessary Investment in Staff. Each chapter includes: an overview, commonly asked questions, anecdotes illustrating real-world relevance, security guidelines (actual recommendations), and a summary checklist of "things to do" (based on the guidelines). Key points about the development and implementation of effective information security policies are conveyed throughout the document. A glossary, index, and appendices containing additional resources about computing, a FERPA Fact Sheet, related NCES publications, sample acceptable use agreements, a bibliography and selected reference materials and citations are included. (AEF)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Networks, Computer Security, Computer Software, Educational Administration, Educational Equipment, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Management, Internet, Needs Assessment, Online Systems, Program Implementation, Safety, Strategic Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.; National Forum on Education Statistics.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A