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

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New Horizon Report Forecasts Security and Privacy Trends in Higher Ed

Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

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. Of course, cybersecurity has been a key concern in higher ed IT for years, topping the EDUCAUSE top 10 IT issues list numerous times. But the COVID-19 pandemic has compounded the risks in many ways. As EDUCAUSE President John O'Brien wrote in his introduction to the Horizon Report, "With the dramatic shift to remote work and remote learning in 2020, threats are at an all-time high. The introduction of contact tracing, the increased use of home personal devices, and problems related to the proliferation of videoconferencing have ushered in unprecedented concerns."

For this episode of the podcast, I spoke 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.

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About the Author

About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at [email protected].

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