Enhancing higher education’s cybersecurity knowledge and awareness
Looking for ways to improve your organization’s cybersecurity posture? REN-ISAC is here to help. We offer several public services—alerts, workshops, assessments, and more—to strengthen your cyber defenses. Browse the complete list below to discover the many services available to the research and education community at large, member and non-members alike.
Crafted specifically for the research and higher education community, our public alerts and advisories highlight major events and incidents in cybersecurity and how they might affect you and your organization.
Get real-world experience handling a combined physical and cyber threat to your organization with our Blended Threat Workshops. In this one-day event, members from your organization can participate in a table-top style exercise that pairs you with experts from a variety of fields including cybersecurity, health care, physical security, emergency management, and information technology.
REN-ISAC serves as the Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) for the entire .EDU community. Staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week, CSIRT receives, analyzes, and disseminates timely information on suspicious activity, improving your response to possible threats and recovery from attacks.
Looking to improve your information security and data protection through cloud services? The Higher Education Community Vendor Assessment Tool (HECVAT) assesses cloud security and privacy based on the unique needs of the higher education sector. Take the stress out of choosing a cloud service with HECVAT.
Have your institution’s cybersecurity posture evaluated by expert peers in your field. Our assessors understand the unique demands of cybersecurity in higher education and work with you and your organization to better prepare for possible threats.
Improve your cybersecurity knowledge with top-ranked security training and resources from SANS Institute. REN-ISAC is proud to partner with the SANS to offer numerous training options to the higher education community, especially our biannual aggregate purchase window.