Higher-ed IT security professionals have their hands full contending with the various cyber threats coming their way, such as hackers using malware to compromise and take over crucial systems. With the vast amounts of private data that they gather, store, and analyze, higher ed institutions are a prime target for these kinds of attacks. Here are the top 5 cyber threats now jeopardizing higher education and what steps you can take to protect your university today.

1. Unsecured Wi-fi
Students and faculty will connect to the internet via Wi-fi, sometimes without caring whether their connection is protected. This is particularly an issue...

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