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The Higher Education Sector Is in the Crosshairs of Cyber Criminals
Posted by Ray Gandy on Thu, Jul 29, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

Higher Education continues to be an attractive target for cyber criminals. In July 2020, Comparitech reported that 1,327 data breaches in the education sector had resulted in the exposure of 24.5 million records since 2005. Higher education accounted for three-quarters of those breaches. Why not, with the gold mine of data that pays the bills for cybercrime, including students, families, employees, faculty, partners and donors’ information?

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Topics: enterprise risk management, Chief Financial Officers, CFO, NFP, board members, cybersecurity, cyber risk assessment, nonprofit, Nonprofit Board, cyber attacks, Ray Gandy, risk assessment, higher education, NIST

As COVID-19 Vaccine Research Advances, So Do Cyber Threats from China
Posted by Kyle Konopasek on Mon, Aug 3, 2020 @ 01:15 PM

Healthcare entities that are conducting research related to COVID-19 treatment should note that U.S. intelligence officials have detected possible interference from foreign actors. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reported in early July that it detected threats from China related to U.S. COVID-19 treatment and intellectual property.

.In an interview with the Washington Post, FBI Director Christopher Wray indicated that Chinese cyber actors have attempted to steal intellectual property, public health records, and information about vaccines, treatments, and testing from U.S. medical facilities, biotech labs, and academic institutions to send to the Chinese government.

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Topics: internal control, not-for-profit, NFP, cybersecurity, cyber risk assessment, cyber risks, cyber attacks, data attacks, data privacy, COVID-19, FBI

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