Sunday, June 5, 2016

IT security in education on the decline - Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive

Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report found education tied with business for the second-most-breached subsector; 6.6% of all reported cybersecurity incidents in 2015 trace back to education institutions. Ed Tech reports the worsening ranking, up one place from the 2015 report, indicates IT leaders on campuses need to shift from avoidance to anticipation when it comes to threats. Holistic cybersecurity is a best practice that connects the work in the IT department with faculty, staff and student users to ensure the practices and technologies in place are not undermined by the people who use the networks.

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