In the world of higher education, there are some unique cyber risks. The confluence of students, faculty, and community members combined with valuable research and data represents a real security challenge. And, when you combine the risk of data theft with the risk from natural disasters, like Hurricanes Florence and Michael, it’s clear there’s a need to mitigate the risks as much as possible.
On the surface, community colleges might not seem like a good target for cyber criminals. However, considering the amount of data colleges store from students and staff, community college IT directors must be aware of the risks. And no one is immune to the effects of unexpected catastrophes, either man-made of naturally occurring. For these reasons, it’s crucial that you and have an IT disaster recovery plan in place.