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May 23rd, 2018

Overcoming multi-cloud security challenges

By Jonathan Nguyen-Duy
vice president, strategy and analytics, Fortinet
Over the past decade, technology that supports e-learning environments in higher education settings has evolved rapidly. This has enabled a number of benefits for education, such as more efficient teaching and sharing of information, personalized lessons to let students progress at their own pace,...

May 22nd, 2018

5 keys to implementing cyber education at your school

By Roy Zur
chief executive officer, Cybint Solutions
Cybercrimes are growing exponentially, posing tremendous threats to our financial markets, undermining public confidence, violating our privacy, and costing hundreds of billions of dollars annually (estimated to cost up to 6 trillion dollars by 2021). Malicious cyberattacks are also used by government-led groups and...

May 17th, 2018

Going beyond the hype: How AI can be used to make a difference

By Elena Cox
chief executive officer and co-founder
Reference to artificial intelligence (AI) has become strategic in higher-ed discourse, joining the terms “big data” and “predictive modeling.” When I was introduced to AI in 2013 by a member of our design team, it captivated my imagination. Since then, as our data grew...

May 14th, 2018

How to maintain the balance between security and privacy

By Lysa Myers
security researcher, ESET
We’re in a unique moment in history, where the negative consequences of organizations tracking our digital traffic are painfully clear. It’s certainly understandable that “security measures” can seem to many people more like intrusive surveillance than personal protection. But a lack of defenses will...

May 8th, 2018

A quick look at cloud terminology

By Adam Stern
The cloud may be easier and more affordable than advertised, but it isn’t free. Still, computing horsepower is finally a virtual (or, perhaps more appropriately, a virtualization) bargain. It’s entirely possible for your college or university to spend $10K a month and tap enough...

May 7th, 2018

3 proven ways to improve higher-ed collaboration

By Matt Loecke
executive vice president, Apogee
Collaboration across departments has been identified as the fundamental differentiator in achieving strategic objectives in not only the business community but also in higher education. Today’s challenging higher-ed environment can benefit from more collaboration, particularly between IT, business, and finance leaders. The EDUCAUSE/NACUBO 2017...

May 3rd, 2018

3 best practices for managing student travel

By Brandon Lee
chief executive officer, Terra Dotta
It’s a familiar challenge for colleges and universities sending students, faculty, and staff on off-campus trips: how to ensure travelers’ health and safety while minimizing security risks. Students study abroad or travel regionally for group events; faculty attend conferences or travel for research purposes....

May 1st, 2018

Classroom tech is reshaping the campus experience

By Matthew Silverman
program manager, educational technology, Crestron
In the rapidly evolving world of science, universities are creating a standard of technology in the classroom. Technology not only produces high-quality education through time-saving applications and effective communications, it also makes life easier for the user and can ultimately be incredibly cost-effective. Centralized...

April 30th, 2018

How to prevent a phishing attack

By Matthew Vernhout
director of privacy, 250ok
You know that email you once received from a friend or colleague that clearly wasn't sent by him or her? More than 90 percent of all cyberattacks begin with this kind of phishing email. Unfortunately, higher education is no stranger to phishing. In March...

April 27th, 2018

4 best practices around diversity and inclusion in higher ed

By John Lenckos
senior vice president, specialized industries, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
The next generation of employees will be more diverse than ever before, and that’s a great thing for business. According to a McKinsey & Co. study, companies with greater ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have better financial returns than their peers,...

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