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Protecting Higher Education Data in Today’s Digital World

By Susan Biddle | April 21, 2017

The proliferation of global network connectivity thanks to technological advances and a growing number of connected devices has had a number of positive impacts on today’s higher education institutions. From cloud services to the Internet of Things (IoT), students and faculty are now able to stay connected while outside the classroom or laboratories to improve learning and research.

However, all of this private information sharing has also opened the doors to increased cybercriminal activity targeting higher ed.

Any exchanged information, whether it be students’ personal information or a university research center’s data sets, must be secured to protect the institution’s reputation.

A network security framework that supports new mobile devices joining the network, bandwidth demands, and new applications must be considered to remain successful.

Read through our infographic below to find out how today’s higher education students and institutions are evolving in the digital age and the steps being taken to secure their data.

Attending the 2017 Internet2 Global Summit? Visit our cybersecurity experts in Booth #B8 and learn how to deliver security without compromising higher education data.