A new infographic from SysCloud reveals there have been more 500 security breaches at more than 320 higher education institutions since 2005. And, 35 percent of all breaches take place in higher education.

The most common cause is hacking or malware on 36 percent, followed by unintended disclosure on 30 percent. Portable devices are more likely to be the source of a breach than fixed workstations.

The graphic recommends five ways in which higher education institutions can strengthen their protection, including automated backups, real-time security platforms, compliance frameworks, security reports and data archiving.

 The graphic is at http://betanews.com/2014/12/17/35-percent-of-all-security-breaches-take-place-in-higher-education/