Education 2018-04-09T17:34:54+00:00

Cybersecurity for educational services

Security breaches at universities and colleges have risen dramatically in recent years. The open nature of campus IT systems and the presence of valuable intellectual property at these institutions have made them an enticing target for malicious attacks. Universities and colleges are prone to hacking, malware attacks, phishing emails, DDoS attacks and intentional or accidental hacking by students.

Safeguarding sensitive personal information and state-of-the-art-research

Institutions of higher education store large amounts of personal information from current students, faculty, applicants, administrative staff, alumni, collaborators, research and project participants, vendors and other stakeholders. In addition, these IT systems store state-of-the-art research and valuable intellectual property.

Unfortunately, educational institutions, especially public ones, often lack the financial and personnel resources necessary for a comprehensive information security plan, which puts the business objectives of the institution at risk.

With LogPoint, colleges and universities can leverage advanced analytics, accelerated by machine learning, to improve their cybersecurity posture and efficiently automate relevant responses to both internal and external threats.

Threats

There are many potential actors when it comes to breaches in the educational industry. While targeted attacks are perhaps not a surprise, you shouldn’t discard the students themselves, who sometimes, due to boredom or curiosity, may end up as the catalyst of a breach. Whether intentional or accidental, you need protective measures in place to prevent it from happening.

Social engineering

Exploiting people through social engineering such as phishing campaigns makes it easier to break into a well-protected network. Analyzing, responding and reporting on breaches can be time consuming for any security team.

LogPoint can identify suspicious domains, mail requests originating from known threat sources and anomalous behavior pertaining to an institution’s leaders and other decision makers.

With LogPoint, you can:

  • Consolidate analytical processes to identify potentially harmful activities on your network
  • Detect lateral movement of malicious or anomalous activity through increased transparency of your network activities
  • Detect suspicious behavior related to email communication, particularly tied to decision makers
  • Act on activities tied to known malicious sources before they result in a data breach

Learn more about cybersecurity controls for email and web browser protections here.

Malware

Detecting malicious activity in the early stages of an attack is essential to minimizing damages to your infrastructure by containing and eradicating the threat.

LogPoint gives you insight into potential compromises by monitoring the health of your systems via integrity and vulnerability scanners, firewalls and tracking access to assets.

With LogPoint, you can:

  • Detect vulnerable sources to identify potential access points for an attack on your infrastructure
  • Baseline your enterprise to identify anomalous activity happening on your network
  • Rapidly inspect your networks and identifying machines that are infected
  • Actively monitor research and publications on a given strain and receive updates and queries as more research is carried out
  • Identify any spike in file creation, renaming or deletions by a specific user or process
  • Create alerts for unusual data activity on storage systems within a certain period of time

Learn more about cybersecurity controls for malware defenses here.

Cyber espionage

Being able to detect suspicious activity around sensitive and classified information is the first step to securing your infrastructure against data exfiltration.

LogPoint monitors your organization’s infrastructure by observing behaviors around enterprise applications such as SAP and Oracle, often storing key information subject to sabotage and espionage.

With LogPoint, you can:

  • Protect essential business processes, sensitive data and intellectual property by tracking behavior around and access to privileged information
  • Track unauthorized network or system access linked to state-affiliated actors and/or possible espionage
  • Monitor admin rights of external parties to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive information
  • Identify potentially malicious inbound communication from suspicious domains or identified threat sources to secure your organization from phishing attempts

Learn more about cybersecurity controls for boundary defense here.

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