Cybercrime Targeting Higher Education: What Needs To Be Done

Sue Smith reports:
Logicalis US, an international business IT solution provider, shared important insights this week about how cybercriminals are targeting colleges and universities, plus advice on four ways these institutions can strengthen their cybersecurity programs.
Over the past 10 years, we have reported on countless retailers, credit bureaus, insurance companies and other businesses hit by hackers, with millions of customer data records breached. The IT security pros at Logicalis pose the question What could be worse? Well, theres a simple two-word answer, they say: Higher Education.
Read more on Sci-Tech Today.
DataBreaches.net has been reporting on breaches in higher education and vulnerabilities in higher education sites for years – pretty much to no avail. The Sci-Tech Today article may be especially timely as TheDarkOverlord claims to have hit at least one university:
万通地产:募集资金存放与实际使用情况的专项报告

To the particular university in California: were a bit disgruntled. You know who you are. Its best not to ignore us.
我们要加强补丁管理和终端安全,此外还需加强员工的安全意识教育,收到可疑的有附件的邮件不打开,并及时报告安全响应团队,安全响应团队在收到报告时,要及时排查和加强警戒,此时可能已经大范围中招了。
— thedarkoverlord (@tdo_hackers) October 11, 2017
And if theyve publicly claimed to have hit one, how many others have they also hit?
公司应该加强岗位管理,明确上岗与离岗要求,重要岗位须签署相关岗位协议。对涉密岗位工作人员应特别进行保密教育培训,并签订保密承诺书。

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