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                The Surge of Cyber Threats: What Higher Education Needs to Know

                Learn how universities and colleges can achieve strong security postures by balancing mission with risk

                For higher education institutions built on a culture of open networks that encourage collaboration and transparency, the challenge of addressing cybersecurity is intensifying.

                Colleges and universities have several challenges unique to their environments, such as decentralization, politics, and the varied nature of constituents. Each of these nuances makes strengthening your security posture more difficult.

                But cybersecurity is an area that requires greater focus given your data's appeal to hackers and their increasing attempts to break into your networks to get it.

                Ransomware and cyber-espionage are two threats that are seeing greater activity in higher education. This paper discusses both threats, reviews real-world incidents caused by them, and provides guidance to help you navigate the nuances of the academic environment to better protect your institution.

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                We generate around 2 billion events each month. With Secureworks, we are able to crunch down that number to 20-30 high fidelity alerts — and that makes my team's job much easier.
                Sunil Saale, Head of Cyber and Information Security, Minter Ellison
                Red Cloak™ Threat Detection and Response isn’t just the next generation of SIEM, it’s an evolution.
                David Levine, CISO, Ricoh Group

                Why Secureworks®?

                The old approaches to cybersecurity are no longer adequate. It’s time for something new. Layered defenses can create almost as many problems as they solve, and security teams struggle to keep up with the threat. What you need is context across all your layers of defense with the right people, processes, and technology working together in concert. That’s how Secureworks can help. Using 20+ years of industry knowledge, advanced analytics, industry-leading threat intelligence, and the network effect of more than 4,000 customer environments, we provide world-class cybersecurity solutions to customers around the globe. This unmatched experience empowers our customers to be Collectively Smarter. Exponentially Safer.™

                Our Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution is comprehensive, powered by our cloud-native software Red Cloak™ Threat Detection and Response that uses AI and machine learning to deliver better outcomes for your security operations. MDR unifies telemetry from your existing security technology to maximize visibility, reduce complexity, and enable you to move at the speed of the threat. Learn more about how Managed Detection and Response uses contextualized visibility to improve your organization’s security posture.

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