Device security is crucial for protecting the intellectual property of the University and our researchers. In fact, national funding agencies are increasingly requiring device security to ensure less downtime and data protection.
The University has adopted CrowdStrike as the standard cybersecurity tool designed to mitigate real-time cybersecurity threats and incidents. As part of the Cybersecurity Improvement Initiative campus project, we are working through departments within the Grainger College of Engineering to install and enable CrowdStrike on computers and servers.
Benefits for Increased Cybersecurity
- Intellectual Property Protection: Proactive monitoring reduces the risk of intellectual property theft, and helps to protect your innovative work.
- Granting Opportunities: Funding sources, especially federal agencies, are increasingly requiring device security to reduce risk of cyber attacks and loss of intellectual property.
- Reduced Downtime: Proactive monitoring can prevent potential issues before they lead to downtime, ensuring uninterrupted productivity.
- Increased Collaboration: Increased security will open up opportunities for safer and more extensive cross-campus and external collaborations.
- Risk Reduction: By addressing security concerns, we are reducing the liability of financial responsibility in case of a security breach.