Global DNS attacks continue to scale within velocity and complexity. Financial services, healthcare, and higher education universities continue to have DNS records attacks affecting their users, business partners, and external students.
Higher education has several challenges to manage surrounding cybersecurity and system availability. Often universities have small security operations to address central university systems, individual schools, research facilities, and on-campus and remote students. Typically, their budgets are fixed during the annual budget cycle and review, leading to a shortage of funds in case of a catastrophic cyber attack, including targeting DNS top-level domains.
This article discusses the various technical, financial, and operational challenges higher education organizations face regarding DNS attacks:
1. What causes system outages from DNS Attacks?
2. What is the cost of the blackout for the DNS Attack?
3. What limited funding is available to make future corrective actions?
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