Season 3 Episode 6

Anthony Newman on cyberthreats to higher education

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Anthony Newman

In this episode of WE’RE IN!, Anthony Newman, executive director at Research and Education Networks Information Sharing and Analysis Center (REN-ISAC), highlights the need for protecting research infrastructure in higher education, dealing with credential dumps and monitoring the dark web for potential threats. He also discusses the challenges faced in higher education, such as securing a diverse range of resources, navigating risks posed by a litany of third-party vendors and recovering quickly from breaches. 

Anthony also digs into the impact of AI in the cybersecurity landscape, emphasizing the need for trust and the potential benefits of automation. 

Listen to hear more about:

  • How REN-ISAC supports its 700 member institutions within the higher education and research community
  • The role of trust and threat intelligence in higher education
  • The nature of advanced, persistent threats to research facilities, including China-linked cyberespionage