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EfficientIP DNS Threat Report reveals 73% of institutions took more than three days to apply a patch, leaving them vulnerable to attacks

LONDON. SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 - EfficientIP, leading specialist in network protection, revealed in its 2018 Global DNS Threat Report that the higher education sector ranks as one of the worst business sectors to handle potential cyber threats. As Universities continue to be a hot target for hackers. The report details that almost three-quarters of institutions (73%) took three days or more to apply a patch after notification. The report also highlights the cost per DNS-based attack soared 68% to $690,000 in the Education sector last year.

The rising cost per attack and the increased volume of DNS-based threats means no sector is safe,...

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