Educational institutions, especially universities, have unique challenges to face when protecting their networks, requiring both an open access culture for students, staff and research but needing to secure their networks and the data that is held within them, as well as meeting different federal compliance requirements.
Managing a network in these circumstances is not a straightforward process.
With open access networks for students, staff and researchers, which may contain valuable personal and financial information, and users who are often using personal devices to access the network, it's not surprising that they are attractive targets for attacks by cyber criminals.
With large attack surfaces to defend, it’s important for SOC and NOC teams to make sure that the configuration of networks is assessed and validated regularly as this is critical to protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA) of the most sensitive data, systems, and services.
Minimize cyber risk across your critical networks
Detecting and preventing the exploitation of vulnerable misconfigurations is a top priority for Network and Security Operations teams. This is why education establishments around the world are choosing Titania Nipper to gain visibility of their security posture and compliance status across their expanding attack surface.
- Accurately detect vulnerabilities
- Prioritize risks
- Identify regulatory/compliance gaps
- Monitor and maintain a clean and optimized network
Increase the frequency of network audits
Titania is proven to protect critical infrastructure
This is why Nipper is a trusted component in the vulnerability management toolsets of critical national infrastructure organizations globally, including 30+ US federal agencies, helping them assess firewalls, switches and routers to detect critical misconfigurations in their critical network devices.
Nipper supports automating the assessment of several compliance requirements as well, helping users save time and resources when meeting regulatory mandates. It automates the compliance assessment of 89% of the NIST 800-171 controls related to network devices.
And for universities and other establishments that contract with the US DoD, and which requires the handling of CUI or are intending to voluntarily obtain CMMC certification to verify their cybersecurity standards, Nipper helps demonstrate compliance with 89% of CMMC network security practices across 9 domains.