Higher ed has invested in cybersecurity, but more must be done: Opinion

Postsecondary institutions are better prepared for cyberattacks now than a year ago, but cybersecurity experts are urging institutions to take further action, writes Lauren Coffey for Inside Higher Ed. Coffey notes that there has been increased spending on cybersecurity and CIOs are showing a greater year-over-year confidence in the ability of their institutions’ security practices to prevent ransomware attacks. However, several industry professionals explained that there was more to do on this front. These interviewees suggested that institutions should take further action through policies and procedures such as conducting internal and external assessments to identify cybersecurity gaps, finding ways to involve students in maintaining security, and setting hard deadlines on practices like password changes and software updates.

Inside Higher Ed