In an effort to foster a more inclusive community, REN-ISAC created this guidance document to offer suggested alternatives for problematic words and phrases found in IT technical jargon and professional shorthand. REN-ISAC staff have already taken steps to adopt this language in our official communications, and we encourage our member institutions, professional partners, and professional community to join us in this effort.
On May 12, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order (EO) to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and strengthen the federal government’s operational networks. In this REN-ISAC/CACR joint briefing, you will get an overview of the actions specified in the Executive Order and higher education's role in shaping those actions.
The recent attack on Colonial Pipeline only further highlights the threat of ransomware not only for individual organizations but also for overall critical infrastructure. To help you and your organization mitigate the threat of a ransomware attack, REN-ISAC has compiled a short Ransomware Best Practices document that includes REN-ISAC's analysis of ransomware targeting EDUs and teaching hospitals, mitigation techniques for strengthening known access points, and practical prevention and response strategies from our 2021 Blended Threat Workshop ransomware scenario.
Effective Practices: Cybersecurity and International Travel Series (TLP:CLEAR)
Do you know how to keep you and your information safe while travelling abroad? REN-ISAC can help. REN-ISAC gives you the tools to better prepare you and the staff, students, and faculty at your institution for international travel. Use the checklists to support colleagues before, during, and after their travels.
Blended Threat Workshop Series
The Blended Threat Workshop Series brought together security specialists across disciplines to handle a hypothetical blended physical and cyber threat on a university campus. The Final Findings Report provides actionable best practices and tips to mitigate challenges of each year's threat scenario.
2021 Final Findings Reports: Ransomware Scenario
2019 Final Findings Reports: Measles Outbreak Scenario
|HEISC (Higher Education Information Security Council)|
|Information Security Guide: Effective Practices and Solutions for Higher Education|
|Higher Education Cloud Vendor Assessment Toolkit|
|Hurricane Electric Internet Services|
|Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis|
|RIPE Network Coordination Centre|
|National Fusion Center Association|
|Security Incident and Management Essentials|
|Internet2: Response to DDoS Attacks|