Back to School Welcome: Your Data's Been Breached
As higher education organizations are gearing up for a new wave of matriculating students this fall, they've got to deal with more than just scheduling and housing concerns. They've also got to figure out how to keep prying eyes from compromising those student's private information. Over the last several years, the education sector has been struggling to keep up with IT security protections, suffering a spate of embarrassing breaches that put student, faculty and staff information at risk for identity theft. Database security vendor AppSec Inc. recently released a report on the state of higher education data breaches. Here are the highlights.