Implementing a Risk-Based IT Security Strategy in Higher Education

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It’s no secret that information security is the number one concern of IT leaders in higher education. For the third year in a row, information security was at the top of the Educause Top 10 IT Issues list as colleges and universities struggle to keep up with evolving threats and challenges. Specifically, IT leaders are concerned about developing a risk-based security strategy and educating institutional leaders about security risks.

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IT Policies Must Be Prioritized in Higher Education as Data Breaches Skyrocket

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Higher education saw a 103 percent spike in data breaches from the second half of 2016 to the first half of 2017, according to a new study from Gemalto. The number of lost, stolen or compromised data records jumped 164 percent. With 118 successful attacks on colleges and universities, only the financial and healthcare sectors had more breaches than higher education.

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IT Policies Must Be Prioritized in Higher Education as Data Breaches Skyrocket

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Higher education saw a 103 percent spike in data breaches from the second half of 2016 to the first half of 2017, according to a new study from Gemalto. The number of lost, stolen or compromised data records jumped 164 percent. With 118 successful attacks on colleges and universities, only the financial and healthcare sectors had more breaches than higher education.

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How Social Media Analysis Can Benefit Students

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More than 98 percent of college-aged students use social media, according to consumer research from Experian. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and other platforms have become vital communications vehicles for students, providing channels for gathering information, staying in touch with friends, keeping up with news, making professional connections and just generally staying in the loop.

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The Critical Role of Data Governance in GDPR Compliance

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In the previous post, we discussed how the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which goes into effect in May 2018, will impact most if not all higher education institutions in the U.S. Colleges and universities that communicate with European students, faculty and alumni or offer any programs in European Union (EU) countries will have to follow strict GDPR provisions to protect the personal data of those individuals. There are five steps to GDPR compliance:

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