Compass IT Compliance Blog / Higher Education

Is a Cybersecurity Degree Worth It? Considering Pros & Cons

Cybersecurity Degree

The modern era has brought with it a heightened need for cybersecurity professionals to protect sensitive data and systems. With cyber threats constantly evolving, the demand for skilled cybersecurity experts is at an all-time high. This brings us to an important question: Is a cybers …

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10 Best Undergraduate Cybersecurity Programs in 2024

Undergraduate Cybersecurity Programs

The information presented in this article was meticulously gathered by analyzing top search results and consulting numerous reputable sources. Additional school data was derived from US Department of Education publications, Careers360, and other relevant pages. It is important to note …

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Their Risk is Our Risk (Case Study Draft)

University

This case study, created by Compass IT Compliance and commissioned by the Scholarly Networks Security Initiative (SNSI), aims to pinpoint threats to higher education institutions and propose measures to safeguard the integrity of scientific records, scholarly systems, and user persona …

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Cyber Safe Scholars: Developing IT Security Awareness Among Students

Classroom

In the rapidly transforming internet era, the significance of cybersecurity emerges as a cornerstone for navigating the online world safely and responsibly, particularly for the younger generation, who are increasingly immersed in online environments. This necessity transcends the rea …

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Using the HECVAT to Measure Vendor Risk

Students gather in a lecture hall

Not a day goes by without a conversation about third-party risk management. Our clients are being bombarded in all directions; asked by regulators, auditors, their clients, and customers alike to complete third-party risk assessments (SIG, CAIQ, HECVAT).

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Blackbaud Breach – Time to Review Your Vendors

Blackbaud Breach – Time to Review Your Vendors

It has recently been reported that Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest providers of education administration, fundraising, and financial management software for nonprofits suffered a ransomware attack back in May of 2020.

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