Creating a “cybersecurity playbook” essential to protect institutions, staff, students, customers

Athabasca University alum Claudette McGowan recently called for institutions to ensure that they have a cybersecurity playbook in case of cyber-attacks. Noting that “professionals don’t hack systems, they hack people,” she stated that institutions must take steps to protect their students, customers, and employees and encouraged them to offer cybersecurity awareness training to all staff. She further underlined the need for cybersecurity professionals, referencing data showing that there are around 3.5 million jobs unfilled around the world. McGowan noted that the gender imbalance in the technology fields needs to be addressed as early as in K-12. Athabasca Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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