The public demands accountability for data breaches involving systems that include personally identifiable information (PII) and expects that all educational institutions will have the same levels of security that Fortune 500 companies do. However, most educational institutions have fewer IT security resources than their larger enterprise counterparts, yet they face the same threats from attackers.
Fortunately, there are solutions. This whitepaper by SANS instructor Jake Williams walks through an example of a typical breach in a education organization, highlighting common ways attackers gain access to a network and practical steps to reduce risk.
Download this whitepaper to learn:
- Common security gaps that make educational institutions vulnerable to attack
- Practical security controls that won't break the bank
- Key questions to evaluate security vendors
- A checklist summarizing steps you should take now to improve security