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Innovation in Education: How Technology Is Shaping the Future of Learning

In the wake of declining enrollments and rising student expectations, accelerating educational technology adoption has become an urgent strategic priority—not because the use of technology is the future of learning, but because the use of technology catapults learning into the future.

The State of Cloud-Native Security 2023 Report

What was learned from the third annual cloud-native security survey? Two themes stand out — life in the cloud does indeed move fast, much faster than we would have imagined 12 months ago. And complexity, in one form or another, is ubiquitous, obstinate and an undermining force when it comes to securing cloud-native environments.

High Stakes: Research Requires Smarter Secure Data Protection

Managing sensitive research data takes savvy security, storage, and recovery practices. The right mix of tools and business processes are critical to success.

Solving IT Staffing Challenges with Managed Services

Historically, colleges and universities have taken a “do-it-yourself” approach to deploying and managing their network infrastructure. However, campus leaders are starting to rethink this method as they look for ways to solve for a shortage of IT talent.

Elevating Higher Ed Cybersecurity Efforts

Colleges and universities face an increasingly perilous situation when it comes to cybersecurity. Yet many campus IT leaders find it can be difficult to address the rising pace of attacks within the inherently open academic environment.

The Time for AI in Higher Education Is Now

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are here to stay. Colleges and universities must choose how to wield their power responsibly to leverage AI and ML capabilities to their fullest extent. Institutions can no longer afford to ask whether or not to deploy AI and ML, they need to ask when.

10 Insights on Managing Cybersecurity Risk in Higher Ed

Threats targeting higher education are increasing in number and complexity, while long budget cycles, byzantine procurement processes, and outdated legacy systems make it difficult to keep up with today’s security landscape. But a risk based approach to vulnerability management can help identify gaps in security infrastructure, evaluate threats, and prioritize remediation efforts.

The 5 "Must Do's" in Higher Ed Cybersecurity

Colleges and universities face increased pressure to shore up their cyber defenses. At the same time, they are tasked with maintaining an open-access network environment, enabling the free flow of information in support of both academic and research activities.