An annual IT security report outlines how education fared against attacks in 2015
Smartphones, social media, and the Internet of Things are all rapidly growing in higher education--and they all pose security risks, according to a massive new report.
In 2015, more than 430 million new unique pieces of malware were discovered by Symantec--up 36 percent from 2014, according to Symantec's Internet Security Threat Report, which features data pulled from the company's network. Last year, 429 million total identities were exposed--a 23 percent increase from 2014. An average of 1.3 million identities were exposed with each breach.
The report offers six...