NU faces ‘very real’ cyber threat: 9.94 million attacks blocked daily

This article by Rick Ruggles about the University of Nebraska’s security challenges may give some readers a better understanding of what happens on a daily basis.  Here are some snippets:

…  the number of attacks on systems is shocking. He said NU’s information security efforts block 9.94 million attacks daily. Many of those are automatically launched by a keystroke from one hacker.

…. The threat is “very real” for NU, Blackman said, just as it is for other organizations. The bad actors, he said, “are getting better every day.” That means that Blackman and his staffers must get better every day, too.

Blackman said the university has 22 info security staff members, eight student workers and two interns.


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