Data security is increasingly important as there are a plethora of data breach attempts on businesses and institutions around the world. Higher education institutions are especially enticing to malicious hackers as they hold large quantities of financial data. NACAC has compiled this list of data security resources for higher education to help institutions protect student data and confidential information.
Data Breaches in Higher Education Institutions – UNH Scholars
This research paper provides a literature review of studies on data breaches in higher education and analyzes data on the types of data breaches from 2005-2017. The author finds that larger more financially well-off schools are targeted and that social security numbers are the most likely type of data stolen. About 31 percent of data breaches originate internally, according to the paper.
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