Across the country, colleges and universities are on high alert to protect against cyber attacks. From WannaCry to Petya, the recent proliferation of ransomware, malware, and distributed denial of service attacks are cause for concern, thanks to institutions’ open environments and rich stores of personally identifiable information. According to Gemalto, education-data breaches doubled in the first half of 2017.

College IT teams strive to protect their campuses, but IT pros are only part of the equation. For adequate protection, students must also play an active role in cyber safety. CDW-G’s recent survey of 250 higher education IT professionals and...

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About the Author:

Eric Goff is a senior manager of education at CDW-G. He engages, develops, and directs relationships with higher education and K-12 institutions, OEM partners, and service providers.

Nicci Fagan is a director for higher education at CDW-G. She leads higher education regional strategies for 27 states and works directly with CDW-G’s higher education customers to help them meet their strategic goals.