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5 Essential Tips For Higher Education Cyber Security Management

Start With Vulnerability Management

When it comes to mitigating higher education cyber attacks, results are generally inconsistent. Comparing general funding for an R1 university against funding for an R3 university will leave your jaw on the floor. An R1 usually has more than $40 million in grant funding spent on research per year, while an R2 has more than $5 million. These classifications are only for schools that have twenty or more doctorate students graduate per year.

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The Biggest Security Risks Affecting Higher Education Virtual Operations

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your university or college has most likely had to shift to virtual operations. Running an institution of higher learning online has its advantages and disadvantages. It reduces “brick and mortar” costs like utilities, keeps employees and students safe, and allows classes to continue even while people are self-quarantining.

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K-12 Schools: How to Build a Culture of Data Privacy

Crumbling infrastructure. Gaps in curriculum. Antiquated devices. Lack of funding. These are just a few of the obstacles facing K–12 schools looking to integrate technology into their 21st century curriculum.  US schools are data-rich targets for cybercriminals, consistently found in the top 10 industries to be continually impacted by data breaches, phishing attacks and ransomware infections.

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