Securing Higher Ed’s Growing Number of Remote Devices

To Improve Security, Watch Everything

The risks posed to higher education by malware and other cyberthreats are certainly nothing new. The difference now is in the sheer volume of attacks taking advantage of the growing number of threat vectors cybercriminals have at their disposal.

The current glaring weak point for colleges and universities is the vast array of endpoints now connected to their systems following the pivot to remote learning.

The more time students, faculty and staff members spend online, and the more devices they use to communicate and work, the greater the access would-be hackers have to their campus networks. “I worry about the risks every day,” says Bill Fisher, associate director of technical services in the IT department at Grand Valley State University. Since COVID-19 arrived, Fisher notes, GVSU has managed to keep its network safe. “But we’ve had to deal with ransomware a couple of times in

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Microsoft empowers UAE businesses, education and government offices to achieve more with latest Surface devices

Dubai – Professionals across a number of vital sectors including essential- organisations in government, healthcare, education and private sectors are using the latest Microsoft Surface devices to uphold critical business, services and learning. The devices, which are from the recently launched roster of Surface products, are part of the UAE digital debut of the new product range.

The Microsoft Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Surface Dock 2 and Surface USB-C®Travel Hub have been designed for power and secure portability. Their issuance to vital industry sectors across the country is intended to empower organisations to operate efficiently and safely at a time where their operations underpin the wellbeing and business continuity of others in the community.

Appealing to consumer and commercial users alike, the Microsoft Surface range has become known for its ability to cover a wide number of use cases. As an illustration/example, the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Department of

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