How Do Higher Education Systems Manage Their IT Infrastructure?

College and university systems comprised of multiple institutions face many IT challenges due to their complex organizational structures and breadth of users. Often, sharing systemwide services to reduce costs and minimize complexity is at odds with the need to maintain control and prohibit visibility of individual institutional resources.

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Why Your Institution's Community is the Greatest Ransomware Threat

Cybersecurity experts have long touted that “the traditional perimeter is dead” and have advocated for a zero-trust and identity-centric approach to security. However, if your identities are the most important element of a modern cybersecurity program, it is an unfortunate, but real truth that they are also the biggest threat to your systems.

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What is a Digital Identity and How Does it Impact Education?

Education is at the cusp of an evolutionary period of digital transformation.


The COVID-19 pandemic spotlighted the challenge school districts, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions face in delivering continuity of learning for each student, regardless of their environment.

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The Changing Topography of Higher Education: Adult Learners

Colleges and universities have a historical significance in this country. Institutions such as Harvard, Georgetown, and the College of William and Mary date back to our American Colonial Era. Fast forward to 2021, these schools, along with so many others, continue to flourish with their own unique traditions and instructional underpinnings.

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Bob Got Hit By a Bus: Overcoming IT Challenges in Higher Education

Sometimes complex problems require complex solutions. And sometimes those complex solutions cause even more complex problems. However, this cycle can be eliminated altogether by adhering to the one cardinal rule that we all learned in grade school: show your work!

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Our Top Education Blogs of 2019

It’s that time of year again! We’ve looked through our posts from this year and have pulled a sampling of 2019’s best education blog articles. K-12 and Higher Education are unique in their needs, and from student data privacy to managing users with multiple roles, we’re highlighting some of the top trends and challenges they face. 

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The Six Essential Steps for GDPR Compliance in Higher Ed

The amount of coverage and attention the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) received leading up to May 2018 was intense to say the least. But even now, more than a year since that date has come and gone, organizations across the world are still either unsure or mistaken about whether they are compliant—and how to become so.

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How Automated User Account Lifecycle Management Addresses Multiple Role Challenges in Higher Ed

Recently, we packed our bags and traveled to the scenic village of Lake Placid, New York for the 2019 State University of New York (SUNY) Technology Conference.

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The Unavoidable and Expanding Impact of GDPR Compliance on Higher Education

Each year, the United States hosts over a million foreign students. And for the schools they attend, this often means complying with rules and regulations that these students bring with them from their home countries. 

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Our Top Education Blogs of 2018

Last week, we released our top IAM blog posts of 2018. This week, we’re narrowing our focus to the education space. K12 and higher education face unique identity and access management (IAM) challenges that we’ve covered in a number of posts this year. We’ve sifted through these posts and pull a sampling of this year’s best education-focused IAM content.

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