Adams State ranks in top 3 for cyber security

(09-30-2015)

Adams State University had the third highest cyber security posture among 485 colleges and universities reviewed in the 2015 Higher Education Security Report, conducted by SecurityScorecard.

"I'm very proud of all of our technical staff who work hard behind the scenes to keep ASU's technical systems safe and secure for our students, faculty and staff. This article and report by Security Scorecard helps show our community that our efforts in this area are moving us in the right direction," said Kevin Daniel, Chief Information Officer, Computing Services. "Even though this report ranks us as having a 'high' score, it is necessary to continue to keep cyber-security on the forefront of our efforts in order to stay on top of the ever-changing threat landscape of Internet technology. October 2015 is the 12th annual National Cyber-Security Awareness month. The ASU Computing Services Department will once again engage the campus community in efforts to increase awareness and education for safe computing during this month and throughout the year."

Merced Community College and Concordia College ranked first and second, respectively. Adams State and other top schools received high marks in the following categories:

  • DNS Health
  • Endpoint Security
  • Hacker Chatter
  • Network Security
  • Password Exposure
  • Social Engineering
  • Cubit TM Score (a proprietary algorithmic module that reveals an assortment of misconfigurations, such as poor SSL configurations and weak encryption ciphers.)