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To Improve Higher Ed Data Security, Address These Risks in Research Projects

Research data remains a primary target for cyberattacks. A report by Check Point found that attacks on educational institutions are growing faster than any other sector. COVID-19 research universities, in particular, are especially threatened by state-sponsored hacking and cybercriminals looking to sell stolen data to nation-states.
The year 2020 has made clear how vulnerable — and desirable — university research data is to bad actors, emphasizing that having properly secured research will be critical for warding off current and future attacks.
And cybersecurity threats to research…