HIGHER ED DIGEST: Projecting higher ed impact of United States' cyber warfare with Russia and China
Officials from the FBI and US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced earlier this month that a number of state agencies, including colleges and universities, had been victimized by Chinese hacking campaigns. From CNN:
The revelation shows how difficult it can be to keep state-backed hackers from accessing US networks — even when US officials are sounding the alarm about a potential threat. And it's a reminder that as many analysts are watching for Russian cyber threats during the Ukraine war, other foreign governments aren't letting up in targeting US networks.
The looming threats from China and Russia are likely to increase against the United States as the impact of economic sanctions tied to the invasion of Ukraine is more deeply felt in the coming weeks. Higher education, which has long been an industry of choice for bad actors hacking and network intrusion, may face steep challenges and costs in bracing for increased attacks.