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Top Cyber Risks in Higher Education

March 28, 2024 Cyber Crime Junkies-David Mauro Season 4 Episode 39
Top Cyber Risks in Higher Education
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Cyber Crime Junkies
Top Cyber Risks in Higher Education
Mar 28, 2024 Season 4 Episode 39
Cyber Crime Junkies-David Mauro

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John Hoyt, the CISO of Clemson University, shares his journey into cybersecurity and discusses the top cyber risks in higher education. He recounts his first experience with an ethical hacker and how it sparked his interest in the field. Hoyt emphasizes the importance of cyber resiliency and preparedness in the face of evolving threats. We discuss topics including how is higher education targeted for cyber crime, top tactics used in social engineering, cost effective practices to limit cyber liability, how intelligence gathering is critical to security, Importance of visibility into operational risk, most common hacking tactics and a new approach to build a security culture.

Takeaways

  • Cybersecurity in higher education faces unique challenges 
  • Social engineering, particularly through job scams and impersonation, is a significant threat in higher education.
  • Cyber resiliency and preparedness are crucial in mitigating cyber risks 
  • Education and awareness are key 
  • Collaboration and information sharing between organizations are essential 
  • Creating a student-run SOC can be a valuable initiative

Breaking into cybersecurity requires passion, interest, and a willingness to continuously learn and adapt.

 

Chapters


  • 00:00 Introduction and Background
  • 01:30 First Experience with Ethical Hacker
  • 06:32 Transition to Cybersecurity at Clemson University
  • 07:00 Cyber Risks in Higher Education
  • 09:04 Cyber Resiliency and Preparedness
  • 11:18 Cyber Risks Faced by College Students
  • 15:06 Social Engineering and Cyber Education
  • 19:48 Collaboration and Information Sharing in Cybersecurity
  • 22:12 Challenges of Cybercrime and Law Enforcement
  • 28:15 Top Cyber Threats in Higher Education
  • 30:11 Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • 34:25 Creating a Student-Run SOC
  • 38:02 Breaking into Cybersecurity
  • 46:03 The Broad Scope of

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Show Notes

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John Hoyt, the CISO of Clemson University, shares his journey into cybersecurity and discusses the top cyber risks in higher education. He recounts his first experience with an ethical hacker and how it sparked his interest in the field. Hoyt emphasizes the importance of cyber resiliency and preparedness in the face of evolving threats. We discuss topics including how is higher education targeted for cyber crime, top tactics used in social engineering, cost effective practices to limit cyber liability, how intelligence gathering is critical to security, Importance of visibility into operational risk, most common hacking tactics and a new approach to build a security culture.

Takeaways

  • Cybersecurity in higher education faces unique challenges 
  • Social engineering, particularly through job scams and impersonation, is a significant threat in higher education.
  • Cyber resiliency and preparedness are crucial in mitigating cyber risks 
  • Education and awareness are key 
  • Collaboration and information sharing between organizations are essential 
  • Creating a student-run SOC can be a valuable initiative

Breaking into cybersecurity requires passion, interest, and a willingness to continuously learn and adapt.

 

Chapters


  • 00:00 Introduction and Background
  • 01:30 First Experience with Ethical Hacker
  • 06:32 Transition to Cybersecurity at Clemson University
  • 07:00 Cyber Risks in Higher Education
  • 09:04 Cyber Resiliency and Preparedness
  • 11:18 Cyber Risks Faced by College Students
  • 15:06 Social Engineering and Cyber Education
  • 19:48 Collaboration and Information Sharing in Cybersecurity
  • 22:12 Challenges of Cybercrime and Law Enforcement
  • 28:15 Top Cyber Threats in Higher Education
  • 30:11 Threats and Vulnerabilities
  • 34:25 Creating a Student-Run SOC
  • 38:02 Breaking into Cybersecurity
  • 46:03 The Broad Scope of

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