The Education sector is at an increased risk of information security attacks according to research, with 35% of all attacks occurs in the higher education sector. The reason is many higher education institutions hold a vast amount of information on open networks that range from payment information to names and everything else in between.

The key problem is the fact, that many institutions do not have an appropriate security in place. Mobile devices and BYOD for staff and faculty, as well as, student owned personal devices use the networks, highlighting the need for strict policies and enhanced management of these policies to prevent the network from becoming a mass of insecure data. There have to be improved security processes implemented alongside the policies, as old processes can inhibit the response time for the current security policies to take effect.