The Need for Cybersecurity Awareness
USG Cybersecurity detects about 2 million threats to USG information systems per day. On average, more than a month of time and effort is required to contain the typical security breach. Remediation efforts cost about $135 per record. In addition to remediation costs, USG organizations suffer damage to their reputation when we experience an information systems breach.
Moreover, mobility and miniaturization of systems enable attackers to use new ways to threaten the organization. Small mobile devices are harder to detect and neutralize when brought into our network. Small mobile devices are more convenient but also more easily stolen and lost. When we lose a mobile device, we also lose control of the information it stores.
Banner and SWORDS will be down April 22 – 26 for migration to Managed Services.
This is an initiative of the University System of Georgia. It means that our Banner databases and servers will now be managed/hosted by ITS at the System Office instead of locally at our institution. You should not see much difference in the functional side of things. This is more of a technical, behind-the-scenes change.