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DoJ Indicts 9 Iranians for Hacking into Hundreds of Universities, FERC, Dept. of Labor, Others
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3/27/2018 | 8:24:04 PM
Re: Universities Have More Intellectual Property than Industry
Scale of roll out (50,000+ users), cost, and resistance to change (user complexity) all present difficult challeges. That is true, two-factor is not something cheap to implement.
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3/27/2018 | 8:23:05 PM
Re: Universities Have More Intellectual Property than Industry
Technologies such as multi-factor authentication present defensive strategies as far as phishing is concerned. Two-factor is really good to secure logins, there are other issues once students are in the system.
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3/27/2018 | 8:19:19 PM
Re: Universities Have More Intellectual Property than Industry
We conssitently discover compromised accounts daily. That is the main problem with the students, some of the may be hacker by themselves.
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3/27/2018 | 8:13:55 PM
Re: Universities Have More Intellectual Property than Industry
Security to a large degree is inversely porportional to ease of use I agree with this, more security means more difficulties to get things done.
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3/27/2018 | 8:11:53 PM
Re: Universities Have More Intellectual Property than Industry
The challenge to a large degree is how sharp the spear phishing point is Students are target all the times and those put university systems at risk.
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3/27/2018 | 8:10:03 PM
Re: Universities Have More Intellectual Property than Industry
There are so many moving parts in academia, so "locking down" that traditionally and culturally open environment is a huge challenge for these institutions. I agree, university would like to keep systems open to public to spread the knowledge.
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3/27/2018 | 8:07:38 PM
Re: Universities Have More Intellectual Property than Industry
Universities have valuable IP that foreign adversaries would benefit from obtaining. That is true, everybody is after new knowledge wherever it is obviously.
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3/27/2018 | 8:05:20 PM
Re: Universities Have More Intellectual Property than Industry
This is particularly troublesome since many universities do not make cybersecurity a top issue in order to maintain an "open" environment That might be because university are open system in general, they want to release research results to get credit.
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3/27/2018 | 8:03:53 PM
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the attackers are going after the leading-bleeding edge research at universities. That is really interesting for me too. They were after knowledge obviously.
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3/27/2018 | 8:01:34 PM
31 terabytes
31 terabytes is huge number or research papers, most of those researches would be public at one point I would assume anyway.
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