CYBERSECURITY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION iS COMPLEX
Colleges and Universities are attractive targets for bad actors due to their intellectual property, personal and financial data, healthcare data, research projects, and many potential ways to access their networks. These institutions have limited budgets and as a result, a difficult time hiring a security team. With cybercrime on the rise, it is important that every organization consider their options for improving their cybersecurity posture. While building your own SOC can be difficult and costly, outsourcing cybersecurity to an MSSP can quickly improve your cyber security posture for a relatively low cost. With the technology and services that are now available, it is possible for public organizations to significantly reduce risks from both external threats and internal data loss.
Key challenges for higher education organisations include:
- Protect the personal data of staff and students
- Maintain continuity and safety of essential services
- Protect intellectual property like research and shared data
- Enhance security capabilities with limited budget and personnel
- Reduce risk of modern cyberthreats such as ransomware
Key security questions For Higher Education
Security questions colleges and universities should be asking:
- Are security controls prepared to defend against targeted attacks?
- What systems/controls are set up to mitigate insider threats?
- How regularly are digital infrastructure tested for vulnerabilities?
- Are systems able to identify threats that make it past the perimeter?
- How often are backups created to reduce impact of ransomware?
- Is a plan in place to detect, respond to, and report breaches
CLEARNETWORK DELIVERS SOME OF THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SECURITY MEASURES AVAILABLE
Clearnetwork’s Managed Detection and Response service provides a unified approach to threat detection and compliance management that provides complete IT security visibility. MDR is an all-in-one security management servive that includes five essential security capabilities all centrally managed through a single pane of glass:
MAINTAIN VISIBILITY OF YOUR ONLINE ASSETS AND RESPOND QUICKLY TO THREATS
We are a managed service that allows your firm to concentrate on value-added functions and business processes rather than performing labor-intensive security tasks. Our customers experience peace of mind knowing their data is safe and that their networks, cloud environments, and endpoints are being monitored.
Our analysts have experience monitoring networks like yours and understand the unique security needs of governments.
It’s quick and easy to get started. Customers typically set up USM in under an hour and one of our experts will be there to help you every step of the way.
Don’t spend hours waiting for a response to your ticket. Our support team will get back to you in minutes and work with you for as long as you need us.
PROTECT YOUR CLIENTS’ INFORMATION AND MITIGATE RISK
Without proper monitoring in place, the average network intrusion will go undetected for 6 months. In that time, cybercriminals can gain access to confidential data or lock down your systems with ransomware. It is critical for governmental organizations to implement cyber threat monitoring to keep their data secure. Our customers have utilized Clearnetwork USM to:
Gain greater visibility of their online assets and vulnerabilities
Monitor access to confidential and critical information
Boost security efficiency for overburdened IT staff
Reduce vulnerability to ransomware attacks
Meet data security and policy requirements
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