Tips for avoiding security breaches in the IT department

While IT professionals at postsecondary institutions are in charge of ensuring cybersecurity excellence across the institution, writes Mike Chapple, their roles pose unique vulnerabilities and must be protected to avoid dire consequences. Chapple outlines steps that IT teams can take, such as adopting a zero-trust security philosophy, avoiding the use of administrative-level accounts for day-to-day tasks, and using automation to reduce the likelihood of critical errors in repetitive or simple tasks. He further encourages IT directors and leaders to ensure every IT professional in the organization understands the security responsibilities associated with their duties. EdTech Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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