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How is the higher education industry using the cloud?

Published: January 10, 2023

The data stored by higher education institutions make them prime targets for cyber attacks:

Storing this information on a hard drive leaves it vulnerable to theft and other disasters. On-premises data centers run into similar issues with data backups and disaster recovery. Storing data in the cloud, on the other hand, greatly reduces these risks. 

Most cloud vendors automatically perform data backups at least once per day and have robust disaster recovery plans. In the case of an incident, infrastructure and data recovery is faster, sometimes even instantaneous. As a result, organizations can quickly resume operations and keep data loss to a minimum.

Just remember: Adopting cloud computing for education alone isn’t enough to ensure cybersecurity. Higher education also needs to invest the time into maintaining security policies, creating their own data backup and disaster recovery plans, and implementing multi-factor authentication.