As the Higher Education Community Vendor Assessment Toolkit (HECVAT) celebrates its five-year anniversary in 2021, it is undergoing a major makeover.
BiographyNick Lewis (CISSP) is a Program Manager for Security and Identity at Internet2, where he manages the NET+ security and identity services portfolio, while also contributing to the development of new NET+ offerings in cloud security. Nick rejoined Internet2 in 2015, after previously working here from 2002-2007. Nick has also held positions in information security at the University of Michigan and most recently was Director of IT Security and Compliance and Information Security Officer at Saint Louis University. He has also worked for Children's Hospital Boston as an Information Security Manager and Michigan State University as an Information Technologist. Nick holds masters degrees in information assurance from Norwich University and telecommunications from Michigan State University.
The Higher Education Community Vendor Assessment Toolkit (HECVAT) core group will be hosting a special online session to get feedback, explain how HECVAT can help address the higher education community's cloud security assessment needs, assist universities with measuring vendor risk, and help protect sensitive data.
The HECVAT has a new name (Higher Education Community Vendor Assessment Toolkit), two updated versions of the questionnaire (full and lightweight), and two new tools (on-premises and triage).