Breach Detection BREACH DETECTION

Rutgers University in New Brunswick has announced that it is to spend up to $3 million (£1.9 million) preventing cyber hackers from damaging the university's networks through implementing stringent cyber security. 

Following at least 4 cyber attacks during the 2014-2015 school year, which meant the school was put offline, resulting in cancelled classes, introducing cyber security controls to maintain compliance was clearly necessary. 

According to documentation sourced from the state’s Open Public Records, the flagship state university has hired three cyber security companies that are currently testing the huge computer network used by the university, and looking for vulnerabilities.

While the senior staff at Rutgers has admitted the university was an easy target for hackers, reports state that the source of the distributed denial-of-services (DDoS) attacks is still a mystery. The worst attack was in April 2015, when professors were forced to cancel classes, and students weren’t able to submit assignments, access wifi for tests, or use their university email.

You can read the full article on IT Pro Portal here. 

Share this blog post

Products
USA Offices
New Net Technologies Ltd
Naples
9128 Strada Place
Naples, Florida, 34108
Atlanta
201 17th Street, Suite 300
Atlanta, Georgia, 30363.

Tel: 1-888-898-0674
email USinfo@nntws.com
NNT Logo
UK Office
New Net Technologies Ltd
Spectrum House, Dunstable Road
Redbourn,
St Albans

Herts
AL3 7PR

Tel: 08456 585 005
Fax: 08456 122 031
email info@newnettechnologies.com
Connect with NNT
Google+ Linkedin Twitter - Change Tracker Facebook rss feed YouTube
Sign up to NNT's IT security and compliance monthly newsletter. Get breaking security news, how-to tips, trends and commentary direct to your inbox.

Sign up to the NNT newsletter