EDUCAUSE and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Partnership

A new partnership between EDUCAUSE and the Center for Internet Security (CIS) will put more tools in the hands of colleges and universities in an effort to improve cyber security. The relationship provides each EDUCAUSE institutional member with a free license to redistribute CIS benchmarks and software tools on college- and university-owned systems. These members can also redistribute CIS tools to students, faculty and employees for use on computers they own. The two groups also plan to encourage the adoption and deployment of benchmarks for system security in colleges and universities, to establish technical control baselines for software vendors and hardware suppliers, as well as to expand participation in the CIS consensus-development process.

This article originally appeared in the 02/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.

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