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Embracing Security Operations in the Education Sector

Effective information security and cybersecurity operations rely on people, processes, and tools. Balancing these three components is crucial for IT and security leaders in educational institutions. While success stories exist, continuous efforts are needed to identify, understand, and mitigate cybersecurity risks.

Leading Cybersecurity in Higher Education: Not Just a Technical Challenge

Higher education institutions are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks, requiring dedicated executive leadership for effective cybersecurity. The complex nature of educational technology environments, which encompass various endpoints and IoT devices, necessitates robust data protection. Recent cyberattacks on universities have led to disruptions and financial costs, underscoring the importance of proactive measures.

5 Keys to Data Resiliency in Higher Education

As the number of ransomware attacks against colleges and universities continues to rise, campus leaders face significant challenges in protecting the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of their data. But with the right tools and tactics, these organizations can be well prepared for any type of threat.

Staffing Challenges Are Your Network's Weakest Link

The entire premise of our education system rests on the open exchange of information, and this culture can make it difficult for campus IT departments to balance the information requirements of stakeholders with the need for tighter security.

Technology Foundations of Student Success

The vast, rich web of integrated technologies required to meet students’ expectations continues to grow. Complex integration and management are the order of the day as cloud, AI, and data-rich capabilities advance, commanding not only greater speeds and power from the network but rapid agility, dynamic scale, and growth.

Ransomware: A Very Different Learning Curve For Higher Education

College and University leaders have seen a sharp rise in the number of ransomware attacks on their network and data systems in recent years, and these attacks are costing their organizations significantly. There are many factors that make it challenging for colleges and universities to secure, back up, and recover their data effectively.

Harness The Power Of Data

Higher education institutions are facing major headwinds. Greater student expectations, declining enrollment, and an uncertain economy are pressuring colleges and universities to think critically about their operations and where to optimize for future growth and relevance. Additionally, administrators are constantly tasked with doing more with less and must make difficult decisions on where to invest when it comes to programs and university-wide initiatives.

Easing The Transition To Cloud

The road to cloud can be bumpy, but thoughtful planning can help smooth the process and ensure higher education institutions can maximize the educational and economic returns on their cloud investments.