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Cybersecurity in Academic Research
Colleges and universities face severe challenges in preserving a secure research environment. In the last two years, news outlets, including Inside Higher Ed, have reported a surge in ransomware attacks, causing significant operational and financial costs to the targeted institutions. Cyberhackers attack higher ed institutions for various reasons, including stealing intellectual property, gaining bragging rights about hacking into high profile institutions and extorting institutions for money. Studies have shown that nearly three-quarters of ransomware attacks on higher ed institutions succeeded -- making this a real threat to nearly all types of colleges.

Securing research environments is a very challenging problem as they are home to faculty and researchers from around the world and numerous students regularly logging in and out. Some professors want full access to their research materials and frequently reject limits, however well-intentioned. Others welcome limits on access to their research in the name of security.

Join us for this important webcast. We will be exploring the following topics:
• Overview of cybersecurity efforts and recent high-profile attacks in higher ed
• The specific security challenges colleges and universities face
• Measures that appear to be limiting cyber hacks

As the digital landscape continues to enhance higher education and research, institutions must continuously prepare and strengthen their efforts to limit further disruptions. Register today.

This webcast was made possible in part by the financial support of Microsoft. I understand that by registering for this webcast, my registration information will be shared with Inside Higher Ed and the sponsor for marketing purposes.

Captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing is provided by CaptionAccess for all Inside Higher Ed webcasts. Transcripts available upon request.

Oct 4, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Scott Jaschik
Co-founder and Editor @Inside Higher Ed
Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Doug Lederman
Co-founder and Editor @Inside Higher Ed
Doug Lederman is editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed. He helps lead the news organization's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings and on campuses around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University.