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EfficientIP Studies Cyberthreats in Higher Education

EfficientIP released its “2018 Global DNS Threat Report,” which finds “that the higher education sector ranks as one of the worst business sectors to handle potential cyber threats. The report details that almost three quarters of institutions (73%) took three days or more to apply a patch after notification. The report also highlights the cost per DNS [domain name system]-based attack soared 68% to $690,000 in the Education sector last year.”

The company notes, “The consequences of unsecured [Internet of Things] devices on a campus network can vary, from a hacker hijacking them in order to launch DDoS attacks, to a proactive shutdown of services in order to protect the overall network from intruders. It’s paramount that universities review how they identify, analyze and block DNS-based threats—otherwise, they will remain vulnerable and a potential target.”

For more information and a list of best practices for protecting sensitive data, read the press release.

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