There’s no question that the cloud has important implications for higher education. Most institutions already use some form of cloud-based software, whether in the classroom or for administrative purposes. But the majority of these integrations have occurred gradually and amid cautious optimism.
There’s not an administrator among us who wouldn’t like to close his or her eyes and pretend for a second that the threat of campus data breaches is a nightmare the world will eventually wake up from.
No institution’s IT environment is 100 percent safe. There will always be some risk in submitting and sharing information online. But that doesn’t mean colleges and universities can’t do more to reduce that risk — and keep their reputations intact.
Higher education accounts for 17 percent of all data breaches — more than government (16 percent) and the financial and insurance sector (13 percent). Want to learn more about how your campus can protect itself from a data breach? Check out our infographic.
Driven by calls for increased accountability and by a growing emphasis on student success, higher education has embraced the use of data as a tool for improving the student experience.
The more abundant the data, the more vulnerable the institution. Learn how you can outsmart would-be cyber-attackers using these three security principles.
There is a 50 percent chance your institution has been the victim of cyber-attack. Worse, attackers aren’t always outsiders. See which three groups are responsible for most institutional security breaches.