The Higher Ed blogosphere is a fantastic resource for discovering the most important trends and pressing topics for Higher Ed professionals. Here you can find a collection of non-tech Higher Ed blog articles from around the web. We are constantly updating this list from some of our favorite sources.
By Bill Buchanan The Information Security Symposium at UC Davis, a popular and low-cost source of ideas, new information, and networking for UC security and compliance professionals, is now accepting proposals for the 2019 conference. The event will take place June 18 – 19 on the Davis campus. Registration will cost $125, although we’re waiving the fee for presenters. This year’s theme is “Connect, Share, Fortify.” Sessions will focus on:
By Tom Andriola and Matt Hall. 1. UC gets deal on IT infrastructure UC conducted a single procurement initiative for five categories of IT infrastructure products and services – routers and switches, wireless, firewalls, servers, and storage. The result? Great pricing, product options, and terms that make it fast and easy for UC departments to buy off these contracts. The contracts are available to everyone at UC, including the distributed
By Drs. Aaron Neinstein and Christopher Longhurst. In a major advance for patients, the nearly 5 million people who receive care annually at any of the University of California medical centers – including Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco – can now securely download their medical records data to their own Apple smartphones. Over the past decade, our patients have had increasing access to their own health
By Jeané Blunt. Camille Crittenden was the keynote speaker at the biannual UC Cyber Security Summit, held at UC Riverside, October 24, and hosted by the UC Cyber-Risk Coordination Center. She spoke compellingly about the lack of diversity in the tech sector, how it’s being addressed, and what our community can do to improve the situation. Why is diversity a strategic imperative? And why is it so hard to fix?
Camille Crittenden, deputy director of CITRIS and co-founder of the Women in Technology Initiative at UC, spoke about diversity and the cybersecurity workforce after her keynote speech at the 2018 Cyber Security Summit at UC Riverside.
Developing a campus-wide Science DMZ takes time, commitment, and lots of advocacy, according to Joshua Sonstroem, systems administrator at the University of California, Santa Cruz. If successful, however, the resulting cyberinfrastructure helps ensure that faculty and students can join in leading-edge research and discovery. A Science DMZ is a portion of a computer network at or near the campus’s local network perimeter that is configured such that the equipment, configuration, and security
By Susan Rambo. CENIC — the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California — wants to connect the state of California into one giant wireless mesh network. With 20 million users, non-profit network operator CENIC (pronounced “scenic”) may be in a good position to build that network. But they aren’t doing it on their own. Far from it. CENIC is part of a large community of public and private entities working to improve
I passed my Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam on November 20th, 2018. It took me 50 minutes to answer 100 questions. I am sharing this blog post as resource to colleagues who are intending to take the test and to the cybersecurity profession as my way of “paying it forward” since I received […]
By Charles McIntyre. Early in 2017, UC Santa Cruz went live with its first enterprise IT service in the cloud, the Identity Management (IDM) system. This was followed in rapid succession by other migrations to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud: PeopleSoft Campus Solutions in October 2017, Banner Advancement 9 in May 2018, and the Data Warehouse and the Operational Data Store (ODS) for UCPath in June 2018. Banner Finance, the last system, will migrate to AWS by the end of the year. When PeopleSoft Campus Solutions went
By Marissa Ventura. They came from across the country to dream up ideas, using technology, to improve patient engagement and their experience in today’s health-care system. Whether it involved crowd-sourcing, blockchain technology, or Alexa skills, more than 200 undergraduate and graduate students gathered at UC Health Hack 2018 and stepped up to the challenge of creating the next best thing in health care technology. “Providing the best experience for our