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Podcast: New Horizon Report Forecasts Security and Privacy Trends in Higher Ed

EDUCAUSE recently released its first Information Security Edition of the Horizon Report, profiling important trends, technologies and practices shaping the future of IT security and privacy in higher education. For this episode of the podcast, we talk with Brian Kelly, director of the cybersecurity program at EDUCAUSE, to discuss the new report, the technological trends on the horizon in IT security, how the pandemic is impacting privacy concerns, and more.

Dartmouth Manages Device Security with AI-Based Platform

Dartmouth College is rolling out smart device security platform WootCloud to manage device security and access control campuswide.



Cybersecurity Company Launches Secure Videoconferencing Platform

StrikeForce Technologies, a cybersecurity company that specializes in preventing data theft and security breaches, has introduced a new videoconferencing solution billed as a secure alternative to Zoom and other vulnerable platforms.

Educause Report Tackles Cybersecurity and Privacy in Higher Ed

Security and privacy threats are at an all-time high on campus, according to a new report from Educause, brought about by a combination of factors: remote work and learning, the proliferation of videoconferencing and the complexities related to the pandemic.

Podcast: Ransomware, Zero Trust and the Impact of the Pandemic on Higher Ed IT Security

One unintended impact of the pandemic in higher education is the strain that remote work and learning has put on IT security. In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Stephen Heath, chief information security officer for Intrinium, an IT and security consulting and managed services company, to learn more about the security challenges institutions are facing — as well as evolving threats like ransomware.

4 in 10 College Faculty, Admin Unconcerned about Future Cyberattacks

More college administrators than college educators have received basic cybersecurity training. While 71 percent of the administrators said they'd been provided with some training, just 57 percent of the teachers said the same.

Report: More IoT Device Exposures Seen in Education Institutions

Education institutions have a 14x higher rate of Internet of Things device exposures compared to other industries, according to a recent report from RiskRecon and cybersecurity research firm Cyentia Institute.

Report: Transition to Remote Work Has Long-Term Impact

In a recent survey, 70 percent of global IT leaders reported that more than half of their companies' employees are working remotely due to the pandemic. That's roughly triple the share of staffers working remotely before the COVID-19 shutdown, according to a report from Infoblox and Zogby Analytics.

Ed Sector Has Seen Greatest Increase in Remote Access

A recent analysis by Duo Security, a Cisco division that produces multi-factor authentication technology, has found that education saw the largest increase in average daily authentications from remote technology, up 78 percent over the period between March 2020 and June 2020 compared to the period between June 2019 and February 2020.

U Illinois to Lead Planning Efforts on Network of Cybersecurity Tech Institutes

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a $2 million grant to develop a plan for creating a national network of technical institutes focused on cybersecurity.