Eric Weakland


Eric Weakland is a Senior Information Security professional, System Architect, Project Manager and Technologist at American University in Washington DC, with extensive experience in planning strategic initiatives to serve emergent information security needs in the Higher Education market. Proven ability to deliver projects on time and meet or exceed client expectations. He holds a Bachelors degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters of Science in Information Technology Management from American University's Kogod School of Business.

EDUCAUSE Publications

  • July: What's Your Personal Backup Plan?
    • Blog

    There are many precautions end users can take to protect their mobile devices and laptops in case of theft or loss. Below are some ready-made messages that you can customize for your community.

EDUCAUSE Presentations



EDUCAUSE Involvement

  • HEISC Awareness and Training Working Group
    • Chair: 2016 - Present
    • Member: 2007 - Present
  • HEISC Advisory Committee
    • Member: 2016 - Present
  • Security Professionals Conference 2016 Program Committee
    • Member: 2015 - 2016
  • National Cyber Security Awareness Month Task Force
    • Member: 2014
  • HEISC Metrics Working Group
    • Member: 2012 - 2013
  • Data Privacy Month Task Force
    • Member: 2012 - 2013
  • Security 2011 Program Committee
    • Member: 2010 - 2011
  • HEISC Video Contest WG
    • Member: 2008 - 2009