Campus Cybersecurity is a perennial ‘top of mind’ topic for Higher Education. For the second time in three years, information security topped Educause’s annual Higher Ed CIO Top 10 IT Issues survey1. This should come as no surprise according to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)2. The report, which shows cybercriminal activity trending upwards, identifies the three most targeted industries as Financial and Insurance, Healthcare, and Education.
Information security in education has always been a competition between ease-of-use and total security; sometimes security wins, but most often ease-of-use is the priority. Throw in the new European privacy legislation known as General Data Protection Regulation3, 4, (GDPR) the introduction of a broad variety of IoT devices, and it is not surprising that Information Security, and protection of the institution’s reputation, is foremost on the minds of Higher Education CIO’s