Security leaders from Stanford, Ohio State, and the University of Chicago share challenges and response tactics from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Back-to-school looks a lot different in a pandemic, as college students and faculty are learning as classes resume. Security leaders in higher education face a new level of technical challenges as their institutions implement remote-only or hybrid learning models for the 2020-2021 year.
As Helen Patton, CISO of Ohio State University, explained in a virtual roundtable of university CISOs, underlying risks haven’t changed much. Higher education has a number of remote employees, from on-site researchers to students doing distance learning. What has changed is the quantity of people doing this: Normally, most are on campus and only a small amount are remote.