4 Steps to a More Secure Higher Education Network

| August 16, 2019

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Education institutions are among the most common targets for cyberattacks, which means universities will need to be prepared when bad actors try to breach their networks. A recent report IT security company Mimecast found universities reported nine times as many cyberattacks-per-user compared to an average of all industries and was the second most common target for spam attacks. In 2019 so far, hackers have targeted 62 universities, ZDNet reports. While these attempts were not successful, the threat of an incoming attack is no longer a possibility, but an inevitability. “As security people like to say, it’s not a question of whether you’ll be attacked, it’s when,” Edward Bowen, CIO of Franklin and Marshall College, told EdTech. “Everybody is a target, even smaller schools like ours.”

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