For the University of Bedfordshire, protecting IT infrastructure is a round-the-clock responsibility. With campuses in Luton, Bedford, Milton Keynes and Aylesbury, the university welcomes more than 14,000 students each year from over 120 countries. It serves international learning communities via education partners in China, the Middle East, Europe and South East Asia.
In a sector where IT budgets can be limited but intellectual freedom and information accessibility are key, identifying potential breaches and knowing which of them require action is essential. Many universities are challenged to find the resources to be able to accomplish this in an effective way.
As the cyber threat environment becomes more heated and complex, it can be easy for security teams to feel overwhelmed by network monitoring. That’s particularly true in the open environment of a university, where large numbers of visitors jump on and off public WiFi on a daily basis; while students and staff increasingly bring their own devices on campus to access network resources.