How higher education deals with security threats

ipad-college-class-100252892-primary.idgeParents have plenty of things to worry about when they send their kids off to college: money, physical safety, their happiness, empty-nest syndrome, their future. Do they now have to worry about identity theft and data security, too?

In a word, yes. Colleges and universities have been the target of phishing scams for years. And while they continue to get better at dealing with information security threats, the ways our institutions of higher learning defend themselves against cybercriminals are as myriad as the forms of cyberattacks they face.

As with most hackers, the motivation of these social engineering scammers has ranged from financial gain to accessing secure data and research information.

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