Higher Ed IT security professionals have their hands full contending with the various cyber threats coming their way, such as hackers using malware to compromise and take over crucial systems. With the vast amounts of private data that they gather, store, and analyze, Higher Ed institutions are a prime target for these kinds of attacks. Here are the top 5 cyber threats now jeopardizing higher education and what steps you can take to protect your university today.
Budgetary restrictions and cutbacks are making life harder at small colleges across the nation. In fact, “about a third of small private colleges rated by Moody’s generated operating deficits in the 2016 fiscal year, an increase from 20 percent in 2013,” noted Inside Higher Ed. “In contrast, just 13 percent of large comprehensive universities posted operating deficits in 2016, down from 20 percent three years before.”
As summer comes to a close, it’s prudent to look ahead to what technologies will emerge as the most significant for Higher Ed during the coming year. It’s important to take technology developments into account to support your users as well as to remain competitive with other forward-thinking institutions.