Higher Education Security Solutions

Protect the bright minds of tomorrow from the higher education security threats of today

Colleges and universities process are under pressure to protect the large amounts of personal information they collect from students, faculty, staff and the general public. Schools of higher education collect and process personal information through their admissions, research, student loans, campus retail establishments and other business conducted on campus. Given the volume of this sensitive data, colleges and universities are prime targets for security breaches. But they don’t have to be.

Educational institutions can ensure the safety of the data they handle by using Rapid7 higher education security solutions to:

Find threats in your infrastructure

Scan your systems to find vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and malware exposure and prioritize how you want to fix them.

Make sure criminals (and over-zealous students) can't break in

Use Metasploit to verify that the security measures you have in place will actually keep attackers at bay, and reduce remediation costs by ensuring a vulnerability poses a true threat before addressing it.

Achieve compliance with a variety of security standards

Higher education institutions must be in compliance with several security regulations—automating security audits and reporting can make compliance faster and easier.

Rapid7 professional services can help colleges and universities secure their higher education security networks and sensitive data. If you need help getting your security practices into gear, get in touch with our professional services team.

Locate Threats in Your Infrastructure

Locate threats in your infrastructure

Use Nexpose to discover all physical and virtual assets in your infrastructure and then scan them for vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and malware exposure. Once you’ve found the threats in your systems, you can easily prioritize which vulnerabilities to remediate first and take fast remediation action.

Make Sure Criminals (and over-zealous students) Can't Break in

Make sure criminals (and over-zealous students) can't break in

Security professional can’t individually address every single vulnerability they find, so it’s key to use resources wisely: You can use Metasploit to verify that the vulnerabilities you find are actually exploitable in your environment and address those threats first. And to make sure that the remediation and mitigation controls you’ve put in place are effective against attackers and curious students, you can conduct penetration tests within Metasploit to prove your measures will work.

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Achieve Compliance with a Variety of Security Standards

Achieve compliance with a variety of security standards

It's alphabet soup when it comes to all the regulations that higher education institutions must comply with including the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). There’s a lot to track. Nexpose helps you automate compliance audit and reporting practices so your security can stay proactive and agile, and not bogged down by manual processes.

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