Community colleges and universities are up against significant security challenges, including open environments and BYOD. Faculty, staff and students from all over the world converge on the same network storing sensitive data, all which must be protected to comply with HIPAA, FERPA and PCI.
Medical records are cyber's new goldmine. Not many industries can say that cybersecurity is a life-and-death issue, except for healthcare institutions. Equipment that we have come to rely on to diagnose critical illnesses and provide life support are now embedded with computers that can’t easily be modified.
Like every hosting company, Armor needs to protect their customers against botnets, phishing, zero-day and other advanced threats. They also need to provide the security that's required for customers with HIPAA, PCI and other compliance requirements.
Before becoming a ThreatSTOP customer, the global equipment manufacturer had every flashy security product implemented in their network - yet they were still constantly being attacked. With all systems showing zero gaps, and no unpatched areas, the manufacturer needed a solution that would prove effective in reality.
They had about 1,000 visitors (mostly students) use the library’s PCs and, with their laptops and mobile devices, their Wi-Fi network per day. These users were constantly getting infected, while the library was constantly blacklisted by the ISP and its Internet access blocked due to the large number of botted machines and active malware on the network.
For a small company with one location and remote contractors coming in through VPN, Phoenix Energy was reasonably protected, and it had not experienced any major breaches in recent years. But Carol Maffitt, Phoenix Energy’s CIO, wanted an extra layer of protection, for added peace of mind.