Most universities face a growing population of networked devices and in turn, a growing problem with data security. Many have taken on the challenge without investing in a system that is large and oversized (both in physical and technological space). UT Austin and UConn turned to Splunk.

“Universities have some of the most complex IT infrastructures in the world, and this makes them extremely vulnerable,” said Mark Seward, senior director of security and compliance marketing at Splunk. “It’s the ultimate BYOD [bring your own device] situation. Security threats are constantly evolving. Splunk collects massive amounts of data and helps users detect unknown and persistent threats.”

This interesting information was found on CSO in their article,“Can Big Data help universities tackle security, BYOD?”

Melody K. Smith

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