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.
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
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
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.
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.
Higher Education Security Webcast
Managing security challenges in higher education
Higher Education Whitepaper
Learn how to address IT security and vulnerability management
HIPAA/HITECH Compliance Guide
Learn the requirements and steps in becoming HIPAA compliant