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Cybersecurity in Higher Education: Don’t Let the Hackers Win

 

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CIS Benchmarks can help higher education institutions address cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The education sector is a prime target for hackers, facing numerous cyber threats due to resource shortages, resistance to change, and decentralized IT environments. The CIS Benchmarks, developed by the Center for Internet Security, offer a practical and cost-effective approach to cybersecurity, aligning with compliance guidelines and providing a roadmap for implementing a Zero Trust approach. Higher education institutions can use the CIS Benchmarks to secure their technology and data, addressing vulnerabilities in areas such as legacy systems, remote learning, research, and decentralized networks. Automation is crucial for efficient implementation and maintenance of cybersecurity practices, especially in the face of resource shortages and cultural resistance to change….

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