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Translating third-party cyber risks for campus administrators

Managing cybersecurity risk is always a concern when hiring third-party vendors, but non-technical campus leaders are getting more involved in the conversation. Brian Kelly, who directs the cybersecurity program at Educause, joins the Cutting EDge to talk about the delicate process of screening third-party vendors and how Educause is updating tools, like its Higher Education Community Vendor Assessment Toolkit, to keep up with university priorities.

Hernán Londoño, a former university chief technology officer, explains to Scoop News Group’s Wyatt Kash why colleges need to move more aggressively to modernize IT systems. Londoño is a senior strategist for higher education at Dell Technologies.

In the news this week:

Universities are eying more continuing education programs, but workers say they need access to benchmarks like real-time enrollment data and more administrative support to meet goals.

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to improve cybersecurity at California’s community colleges with $100 million in new funding.

North Carolina’s Fayetteville State University built a 36-foot long wall to highlight paid internships and jobs. Spotlighting students and employers is part of a long-term strategy to connect hundreds of students with paid opportunities.

This episode of the Cutting EDge Podcast is brought to you by Dell Technologies.

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Every two weeks, the Cutting EDge Podcast will bring you the latest in higher education technology news and analysis. The program will explore trending topics in depth and highlight news across the campus IT landscape. Each episode will feature conversations with top executives across higher education on things like hybrid learning, emerging technology, cybersecurity and modernization.

Hosted by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop & EdScoop at Scoop News Group. Williams has spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins-and-outs of state and local government as well as higher education. Williams started his journalism career in regional journalism in his native Pennsylvania, and also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.