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Aanval For Educational Institutions: Defending and Safeguarding School and Campus Networks, Databases, and Privacy With Real-time Threat Management

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Executive Summary

The networking system at educational institutions presents a unique and constant challenge because of the large computing environment and evolving new users that appear each year requiring access. A typical higher education institution is comprised of various departments with a long list of faculty members and staff members, a large number of transient students, and numerous servers, databases, computing devices, university-owned websites, distance-learning web technologies, web applications, and WLAN network devices. Educational institutions overall have become a lucrative target for both malicious hackers and insider thieves alike because of the wealth of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and intellectual property data stored on campus servers and network databases.

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