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CIOs struggle to streamline personalized communications, hurting enrollment targets

85% of CIOs concerned with declining figures believe providing students with a top-notch digital experience is key to turning things around, according to a new trends report by Ocelot.

Insufficient cybersecurity staffing is hurting higher ed’s ability to protect itself, report shows

Two-thirds of cybersecurity and privacy professionals said staffing issues have had "some" or "a lot" of negative impact on services offered, according to EDUCAUSE's latest report.

2 ways universities are mitigating cybersecurity risks in a complex environment

Thanks to a mix of academic freedom, complex IT environments and valuable data, universities are magnets for hackers. Here are some solutions to draw the line.

How the Israel-Hamas conflict may increase higher ed’s need to supply cybersecurity professionals

The web of cybersecurity programs partnered with the government may reach new heights thanks to this federal agency's public support of Israel.

In just 3 months, this data breach has compromised nearly 900 institutions

Across all sectors, TechTarget reports that the MOVEit data breach covers over 2,000 organizations and 62,000,000 individuals.

In downtime alone, ransomware attacks have cost the education sector more than $50 billion since 2018

Throughout the first half of 2023, K12 and higher education institutions experienced 85 ransomware attacks, nearly doubling last year's recording, according to a new analysis from Comparitech. Unfortunately for the education sector as a whole, it's a troubling trend that shows no signs of slowing down, and it's costing schools a fortune in downtime.

Nearly 80% of schools were hit with a ransomware attack in the last year

Cybercriminals have been refining their tactics for conducting ransomware attacks for several years, a new report suggests. Unfortunately, for higher ed leaders, they've only become more complex.

How much does a data breach hurt a college or university’s wallet?

IBM's "The Cost of a Data Breach Report 2023" comes at the heels of a massive compromise at the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

Higher ed institutions face fewer malware threats, but ransomware attacks continue on

During the first six months of 2023, the education sector saw a 179% spike in overall attack volume compared to the first half of 2022. The attacks are seemingly regular as well, with 16.6% of victims reported being targeted at least once a month.

With new safeguards rule, cybersecurity programs become even more critical for higher ed

The result of a Title IV compliance review could include fines, submitting technically perfect requests to the department for reimbursement and even losing eligibility for financial aid.

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