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3 tips to help your institution prioritize cybersecurity

November 22, 2021

Colleges and universities are taking a hard look at the past year and the many data challenges they’ve faced amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. From phishing campaigns to ransomware attacks, the increased numbers of employees and students working and studying from home has greatly increased security risks for institutions of all sizes.

The 2018 Education Cybersecurity Report shows that the U.S. education systems rank last amongst U.S. industries for cybersecurity, and with colleges and universities holding personally identifiable information (PII), and financial and health records for many of those affiliated with the institution, this should not be the case. Additionally, many universities offer email for life for its faculty and alumni, creating a large attack surface for bad actors.

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