Cybersecurity audits serve as an external assessment of how well your policies, procedures and network are providing a safe environment for your users. This evaluation is essential. The more cyber users you have, the more you’re at risk.
How Universities Can Best Prepare
To best prepare for a cybersecurity audit, institutions must understand the current state of their security infrastructure. Understanding not just what software is being used but why it’s being used allows institutions to self-audit in advance of a formal audit and upgrade their security accordingly.
One security framework that helps schools stay prepared is the zero-trust security model. As the name implies, this model operates under the notion that implied trust of internal or external frameworks is a vulnerability, and that it’s safest to operate without trusting any of them. Zero trust works. Even when cyberattacks are successful, a zero-trust approach reduces the average cost of a breach by $1.76 million.
LEARN MORE: A proactive approach to avoiding zero-day attacks in higher education.
CDW•G can consult on and enact zero-trust security and other cybersecurity measures to help prepare universities for cybersecurity audits — which CDW•G also fulfills. A one-stop shop for cybersecurity, CDW•G is uniquely suited to help make your school’s cybersecurity as tight as possible.
This article is part of EdTech: Focus on Higher Education’s UniversITy blog series.