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Higher education should pay attention to the CCPA

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The CCPA takes effect in less than a month. It will be the strictest privacy law in the country, and may be a model for other states as well. If they haven’t already, educational institutions—including both for-profit and non-profit schools—should take immediate steps to familiarize themselves with the statute and develop a plan to comply. READ MORE

Ransomware attacks: What higher education institutions need to know

Katie Wendel James Shreve July 22, 2019
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Due to the nature of their networks, colleges and universities are especially vulnerable to ransomware cyberattacks. With ransomware infections on the rise, higher education institutions should be proactive in taking appropriate protections measures. READ MORE

Cybersecurity lapses could cost Title IV eligibility for higher ed

Aaron Lacey December 7, 2017
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Cybersecurity risks for institutions of higher education are even more pronounced since the Department of Education indicated it will start evaluating security controls as part of its annual student aid compliance audits of Title IV-eligible schools. READ MORE