A number of US federal agencies, particularly the Department of Defense, are moving towards requiring cybersecurity certifications or assessments with potentially significant implications for the higher education research enterprise. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) released today this Issue Brief: New US Federal Compliance Rules for Sensitive Information that includes details on current rules and activity in information policy and related cybersecurity practices in US research institutions and federal agencies.
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise; advances diversity, equity, and inclusion; and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.