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Prevention Better than Cure: Security Breaches Cost Higher Ed

November 20, 2014
By Novadean Watson-Stone, program director, Information Technology at American Public University

The following email Q&A is with Novadean Watson-Stone, IT program director at the American Public University System. A recent report by BitSight Technologies said higher education institutions are worse-equipped to deal with cyber threats than companies in the retail and healthcare sectors. This is especially concerning given that more administrative processes are taking place online and, more importantly, postsecondary customers — students — expect to be able to have the majority of their interactions with the institution online. In this interview, Watson-Stone discusses the challenge of being cyber-secure in the modern era.

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