Data Protection Against Cyber Spying in Universities

-By Sonit Jain, CEO, GajShield Infotech

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Schools and universities are soft targets for cybercriminals everywhere. Generally, educational institutes do not spend a lot of money or effort on the cybersecurity of their digital databases and networks. As a result, even a semi-accomplished hacker can remotely access a school or college’s surveillance systems to spy on the students, professors, or staff members. Educational institutes stand to lose a lot if their confidential data is leaked or their students’ private details stolen. There are a few measures that educational institutes can implement to protect their stakeholders from data breaches and remote privacy invasion.

Usually, universities may have issues with safeguarding their massive data networks and the vast number of devices connected to them. As a result, they can consider centralizing their cybersecurity systems to have greater control over their data. Centralized solutions and platforms can cover all the devices and applications currently accessing the private data belonging to institutes or universities. Network intruders are easier to detect and block when network administrators have a centralized view of universities’ data networks. Additionally, centralized cybersecurity network solutions are easier to implement as fewer experts are required to manage them. Also, such solutions can be used to cyber-protect institutes across several campuses.

Behavioral data security systems are ideal for continuous network and user activity monitoring. Intrusion detection and prevention systems tend to work best when implemented centrally for universities and organizations. IDS and IPS offer a host of features such as selective logging and context-aware data security.

Cybersecurity is a necessity in all sectors today. If users wish to improve the cyber-protection levels of your institute or local universities, they can install our next-generation firewalls and IAM systems.