Higher Education

The Higher Ed Model for Cybersecurity Compliance

There are fundamental challenges to fully implementing the NIST 800-171 cybersecurity framework. However, a new study shows that higher education institutions overcome these challenges and place among the top tier of organizations for compliance. Organizations that handle sensitive government information and data face a foreign intelligence threat that is unprecedented in history. Despite this, most… Read more »

Cyber Tips For Students Heading Off To College

College is in full swing and thousands of students have their laptops, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and a myriad of other electronic devices. But are they taking the proper precautions against the risks posed by the use of those devices? Whether it’s having someone walk off with an unattended device, being the victim of a… Read more »

Cybersecurity Acronyms for Higher Education

A glossary of acronyms and definitions to help higher education professionals understand cybersecurity compliance. Post-secondary and higher education institutions are awash with state, federal, and industry-driven requirements aimed at protecting both student and government data.   Student data is at the core of some requirements, government-funded research data is at the core of others.  As a… Read more »

Protecting Students From Cyber Crimes, Heather Engel on WVEC

Sera-Brynn Executive Vice President Heather Engel recently sat down with Janet Roach of WVEC 13 News Now to help educate the community on how students – especially college students heading back to campus this month – can protect themselves from cyber crimes. Watch the complete interview here or read on for the full transcript. Janet… Read more »