For most colleges and universities, it’s a question of when, not if, they will experience a cyber attack. Here are seven key considerations for handling the aftermath of a breach.
There is a treasure trove of sensitive and valuable information in higher education information systems that is tantalizing to hackers of all kinds. With networks that store the financial details of every student, faculty, staff member, alumni, research partner, and more such as names, addresses, social security numbers, passports, and healthcare data, colleges and universities are attractive targets. In fact, it is thought that an individual’s educational records are worth around $265 on the black market.
Source: Campus Technology