Although the education sector’s breach exposure has remained relatively consistent this year, it’s taking longer to fix high severity vulnerabilities compared to other industries, according to NTT Application Security research team.
Common Challenges When Considering Entrance Control for Education Environments. Education institutions have a shared commitment to providing a secure and safe environment for students to learn and staff to teach.
The security challenges involved with remote student access, coupled with a need for a user-friendly solution that allows students, faculty and staff to utilize resources when off campus, mean that school and university IT departments must consider a number of elements when evaluating the security of their remote access solutions.
Education is particularly attractive to criminals because of the vast amount of valuable data it holds: student and staff information, supplier information, alumni databases, and research data - so, as security experts, what’s to be done to help schools secure their endpoint devices?
Cybercriminals can take advantage of human weaknesses in one place and use them in other places where they can get financial or other gains. Email addresses, real names, real addresses, phone numbers, date of birth, etc., all are valuable information for cybercriminals. They can build their database with this personal information and use them in future attacks. This is why practicing good cybersecurity habits as users and as administrators is critical for all of us for all systems we use.
To determine whether implementing gaming techniques for security awareness training at your organization makes sense, it is important to first understand what the ultimate goal of the security awareness course is. In many cases, gaming techniques can help employees overcome initial resistance to learning.
The town of Oxford, Connecticut and its public schools will receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services to create a security operations center (SOC) with three personnel monitoring the district's four school campuses.
The past couple of weeks, K-12 schools were hit hard with ransomware attacks. This week follows a tumultuous fall, full of cyber breaches and ransomware attacks that have hit schools across the U.S. and it has garnered government attention.
ON DEMAND: The changing times require a sedentary culture to adopt new rules when it comes to the security and safety of school environments. How do we, as security leaders, prepare for, and engage in, response to an attack at our schools whether it be a man or naturally made?
ON DEMAND: This webinar will describe the unique challenges each school faced in revamping their security programs, each under the leadership of Joe Souza, who worked for UCF for four years and is now the Director of Security at UF.