Higher education institutions are unique in their structure and the way they are being attacked. It is important to understand that the cyber attacks targeting students are different than those targeting the Faculty and different than what’s targeting their staff and administration.
While the staff and administration are targeted with attacks that would normally be observed targeting enterprises, threat actors targeting the faculty members are often going after the research data or access to lab environments.
Along with ransomware and phishing attacks, one of the unique threats targeting students is tuition fraud - students being asked to pay tuition fees to a fraudulent account. Tuition fraud messages are often sent by malicious third-parties to students’ private addresses, making it impossible to monitor or stop them.
This event will focus on discussing the methods to reduce tuition fraud exposure.