Universities and colleges collect vast quantities of confidential information, such as credit card numbers of applicants, academic transcripts, research data and health records.
Redscan cyber security for education ensures that organisations have the the right defences in place to detect cyber attacks before they cause substantial financial and reputational damage.
Universities and colleges have a duty of care to protect their students and applicants and the confidential information they hold
Remote access, social media, email, and transaction management software contribute to the risk and create a challenging security environment for IT staff. Data must remain secure whilst the institution promotes academic openness and operates in a decentralized manner.
The issues include securing credit card and social security details as well as ensuring that trusted connections to, amongst others, government agencies are properly secured.
There is also a tendency for attackers to be drawn to the network speed of colleges and universities and use their systems as launch pads for attacks against other organisations.
Other issues facing universities include transient users i.e. users who connect to various networks other than the university network and whom therefore are at greater risk of carrying malware.
Limited budgets are also resulting in lower levels of security reducing the efficacy of the university’s defences.
The decentralized model of universities also leads to individual academic units acting autonomously from one another from an IT perspective. Each faculty is reluctant to submit to security policies and often leave web servers vulnerable by failing to patch and properly configure them.
Proactively detect and respond to cyber breaches. This is a hassle-free, easy to deploy service that combines people, process and technology for a low cost monthly fee.
Simulate a real-world cyber-attack to identify the weaknesses an attacker could exploit, the value of data they could exfiltrate, how security investments and resources cope with a real-world attack, and improve preparedness.
Our CREST-approved, fully customisable engagements enable you to identify vulnerabilities and exposures in your infrastructure, applications, people and processes to more effectively manage your information security risk.
With a constant duty to protect their students and a multitude of potential threats, universities and colleges face a particularly challenging security environment. In an era where cyber attacks are on the rise and traditional defences are proving inadequate, organisations in the education sector must find a security provider that can challenge their existing security systems and put protections in place to minitor their networks and hunt for malicious activity.
Redscan are perfectly placed to meet the demands of the sector. Our Security experts are on hand to provide cost effective security evaluation services to help your IT staff make the right decisions about the best security posture to take. Our Managed Detection and Response and Cyber Incident Response services provide a vital layer of defence to help detect threats and minimise the damage they can cause.
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