Proactively enhancing higher education cybersecurity as remote learning expands
La Jolla, CA – GoSecure, a leading provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services and a predictive Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) platform, today announced that ECPI University has chosen GoSecure Managed Detection and Response to protect their endpoint and email infrastructure, making it among the first 100 colleges in the nation to adopt this level of defense against cyberattacks.
The online learning market is forecast to reach $350B by 2025. And it’s not only traditional students taking advantage of remote learning. E-learning is used by 98% of US corporations, growing by a staggering 900% since 2001. With so much money and data at work, it’s not surprising that cybercriminals continue to target this industry. Recognizing both the opportunity and challenges of this rapidly growing market, ECPI University chose to proactively upgrade their security posture.
“Ransomware accounts for 80% of higher education breaches” stated Jeff Arthur, ECPI University Chief Information Officer “As we evaluated our traditional anti-virus and email gateway security, we identified areas for improvement. Proactively updating our security allows us to stay ahead of attackers, protecting ECPI University from becoming another higher education victim.”
GoSecure is the only MDR provider that combines visibility and protection across endpoint, network, Inbox, NGAV and Insider Threat. Combining this market leading visibility with extensive operational experience and a dedicated threat intelligence research team allows GoSecure to offer industry leading Service Level Objectives. After performing a thorough review of the MDR landscape, it was GoSecure’s unique combination of visibility, operational experience and customized service delivery that convinced ECPI University to choose GoSecure.
“GoSecure protects ECPI University across endpoints, network and the inbox” continues Arthur “They were the only MDR provider that delivered such extensive coverage. And their ability to work closely with our team to create custom run books was truly unique.”
“Higher education has long been in the crosshairs of cybercriminals.” said Neal Creighton, CEO of GoSecure. “With the increased mobility of both students and faculty, delivering protection wherever devices and data go is vital. We are very proud that ECPI University has entrusted GoSecure to be a key player in their cybersecurity strategy.”
Protecting hundreds of education institutions gives GoSecure a unique view of the challenges facing higher education. Beyond the traditional resource limitations found in many security organizations, higher education has long been seen as slow in adapting to changing cybersecurity attacks. GoSecure aggregates their endpoint, network and inbox visibility across all industries, delivering protection that is generally unavailable to higher education.
“Because we see attacks across all industries, we are able to help higher education stay ahead of the latest threats” continued Creighton ‘With many education institutions simply trying to keep up with the day-to-day challenges, GoSecure MDR is able to give them peace of mind knowing that an experienced team of cybersecurity experts is always on the lookout.”
GoSecure is recognized as a leader and innovator in cybersecurity solutions. The company is the first and only to integrate an Endpoint and Network threat detection platform, Managed Detection and Response services, and Cloud/SaaS delivery. The CounterTack Platform delivers predictive multi-vector detection, prevention, and response by applying a unique combination of behavioral analysis, memory forensics, machine learning, and reputational techniques to counter the most advanced threats. Our MDR Services are driven by aggressive SLAs for rapid response and active mitigation services that directly touch the customers’ network and endpoints. Together, these capabilities provide the most effective response to the increased sophistication of continuously evolving malware and malicious insiders that target people, processes and systems. With focus on innovation quality, integrity and respect, GoSecure has become the trusted provider of cybersecurity products and services to organizations of all sizes, across all industries globally.