Cybersecurity and privacy impacts on higher education in Canada
Colleges and universities are currently operating in an ever-changing environment. Classes, exams, and large parts of the educational experience have transitioned to virtual spaces. So, it’s no surprise the potential cybersecurity threats to higher education networks have increased also. As both employees and students of higher education institutions across Canada are now conducting activities from often unsecured and unmonitored home Wi-Fi networks, there is greater exposure to phishing and network attacks.
Cyberattacks can increasingly take a toll on the finances and reputations of higher-education institutions, especially during this time of COVID-19, when these establishments can least afford losses.
Our report—Cybersecurity and privacy impacts on higher education in Canada –provides insights to help leaders in Canadian universities and educational institutions understand and adjust to these challenging conditions. The report offers strategic guidance to detect, protect, and contain potential threats from any form of breaches.