As institutions of higher education embrace technology to enable learning and collaboration, they accelerate their adoption of cloud services and support for mobile applications. They are also deploying a wide range of IoT devices as part of smart campus initiatives.
With the influx of these new technologies, however, come increased risks to network security and to the intellectual property and personal data connected to it.
The sophistication of new cyber threats mean that it is not a question of if, but when, attacks will occur. Detecting these attacks and mitigating their impact has become increasingly difficult. Visibility is limited across disparate parts of the institution: residence halls, research facilities, classrooms, and offices.
And when an attack occurs, it can spread rapidly, either through technology flaws, such as large, unsegmented internal
campus networks and lack of endpoint protection, or through human vulnerabilities to social engineering and other cyber-criminal tactics. Read this essential guide to securing higher education institutions!