Top University used Splunk to predict attacks across all aspects of their security and IT operations
Case Study Introduction
This particular university is a research-intensive Russell Group institution with around 22,000 students and 4,500 staff. The university’s annual income is around £415.5M, of which £76.1M is derived from research grants and contracts. The university generates £1.117B in economic output and supports 11,000 jobs.
The University approached Somerford to help them develop a solution that took them from reacting to threats, to proactively prevent and predict attacks across all aspects of their security and IT operations.
What Was Achieved
AI Threat Detection
Full Disaster Protection
Faster Data Visualisation and Response
Universities have a variety of challenges in the current digital age. Many hold large quantities of intellectual property from research which is a high-value target to both foreign and domestic institutions. Research shows that higher education institutions are increasingly becoming the target of security threats.
Many universities were at the leading edge with digital technology and networking before the turn of the century helping to develop the modern internet as we know it. This has led to many legacy and bespoke solutions still existing within their environments which struggle to conform with modern security standards and requirements.