Reading, Writing and Widespread Cyber Threat
Cyber criminals know the value of higher education. Hackers can gain valuable access to everything from students’, staff and alumni's social security numbers and financial information; as well as target intellectual property and patent information held by university research staff. Adding to this complexity, students arrive on campus with their own personal computers, gaming systems, and other devices that they use to connect to the university network. Many of those devices are infected with malware, which can easily be connected to the institution’s network.
Higher Education = Higher Complexity
Coalfire is a leader in managing the complex risk environment on campuses around the world. Our cyber risk management and compliance solutions take into consideration:
- Multiple campuses
- Numerous buildings
- Hundreds of network switches and servers
- Thousands of users
- A diverse set of merchants
For the safety of the school and the students, higher education institutions must implement a complex approach that combines awareness, detection, diagnosis and mitigation of cyberattacks.