Information security essentials for higher education

Information security essentials for higher education

Key takeaways

  • A strong infosec plan focuses on people as much as technology.
  • It’s important to create an institution-wide culture of commitment to security.
  • Cloud offers tremendous potential to improve security, mobility, agility, and scale.

With their rich trove of personal data, higher education institutions are alluring targets for hackers. There’s no single solution, but you can minimize risk by making smart, sustained investments in planning, policymaking, auditing, technology upgrades, and education.

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Information security is an ongoing practice, not a one-time implementation. But with careful planning—and a sustained investment of resources—you can effectively mitigate risk.

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