Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks on the rise in higher education

Foreign governments and organized crime targeting institutions’ most sensitive information.

The lone-wolf hacker creating nuisance viruses in a basement has been replaced by sophisticated foreign governments and organized crime rings as the top cybersecurity threat to colleges and universities.

Today’s hackers are now being deployed around the clock to steal intellectual property, sensitive research, and personal information, potentially costing colleges and universities millions of dollars and badly damaging their reputations.

Colleges need protection beyond antivirus

Products can control who’s using a network, determine what kind of security their devices have, and even fool hackers.

The intensification of cyberattacks against universities and colleges means institutions need more than just clever passwords and the latest antivirus software to protect themselves from today’s more powerful hackers.

There are a wide variety of products that can automatically control who’s using a network, determine what kind of security their devices have, and even fool hackers into thinking they have successfully infiltrated a computer system.

University of Michigan warns against email scams as some direct deposit accounts are compromised

University of Michigan is experiencing a newly sophisticated type of cyber attack: An email scam that attempts to get employees' passwords, gain access to their personal information and redirect their direct deposits.

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