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Community-Powered Problem-Solving

Nick Lewis, program manager for security and identity at Internet2, describes how the community-driven Internet2 NET+ program helps higher ed institutions get fast, proven answers to their questions and vetted solutions for their cloud and security challenges.


Staying on Top of Cybersecurity: A Conversation with Two University CISOs

In this interview Tom Dugas, chief information security officer for Duquesne University, and Rick Haugerud, CISO for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, explain how Internet2’s NET+ program is helping them manage cybersecurity for their institutions.


Better Together: Better Cybersecurity Built by, and for, Higher Education

Higher education has always been about transformation, even as that pace has recently accelerated. This is especially true in cybersecurity, as institutions are working to protect an uncertain new normal. The challenges of 2020 have illuminated risks—some old, some new—that continue to stand in the way of mastering whatever comes next.


The 10 Essential Capabilities of a Best-of-Breed SOAR

Considering the immense challenges facing IT security teams, its no surprise they are perpetually overwhelmed. Many teams have turned to security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) tools as a remedy.


Catawba College Switches Cloud Storage Vendors to Avoid Annoying Transaction Fees

With hardware aging out and their existing co-location agreement up for renewal, Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina decided to migrate their backup, archive, and disaster recovery data to the cloud. Catawba, ranked fourth among the best regional colleges in the South by U.S. News & World Report, originally went with one of the leading cloud service providers. However, the college quickly became annoyed with all the extra transaction fees, and overall costs that were higher than they expected. That’s when they turned to Wasabi.


Building a State-of-the-Art Campus Esports Arena

Esports (or competitive video gaming) is experiencing phenomenal growth, and college-age youth are critical to its popularity. In fact, members of Generation Z are more than twice as likely to be interested in esports as other generations combined, according to Nielsen Sports — and this is the generation that will be attending college through at least 2034.


What Gen Z Expects in a Student Experience

Improving the student experience is a critical recruitment and retention strategy, and technology-driven services play a key role in this effort. To design a modern campus environment that students will find appealing, higher-education leaders must understand what today’s students demand from their campus experience.


Returning to Normal: What "Back to School" Really Means for IT Teams

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shutdowns, schools and districts scrambled to adapt to a monumental, nationwide crisis. Now, a year later, many schools are reopening their doors and welcoming students back to campus, leaving us wondering: what does the new normal look like?