Cybersecurity for Higher Education

A Secure Solution for College and Universities

Educational institutions face many challenges in today’s digital landscape: large online user bases, complicated access and permissions, networks that don’t always sync, aging infrastructure, limited IT budgets, compliance and reporting requirements, and sensitive records.

We understand these unique challenges and work with a large network of higher education institutions across the country. BitLyft provides the tools and expert-level cybersecurity team needed for increased network visibility, immediate threat protection, and evolving immunization against attackers. We offer higher education SIEMaaS and SOCaaS services.

What attackers are trying to steal

Personally identifiable information (PII) of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Applicant-to-alumni lifecycle data

Employee profile and compensation data

Payment data from students, administration, and vendors

Intellectual property and research

Protected health information (PHI)

Donor profiles and giving histories

Case Study:
BitLyft Helps Illinois University

In the spring of 2017, a well-known university in Illinois started to get hit with a number of phishing attempts. Watch the video to see how BitLyft helped the university identify compromised accounts and reduce their reaction time to zero.

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What some our Higher Ed clients have to say about BitLyft


"Having a partner like BitLyft eases that unsettled feeling in your mind and you can sleep better at night."

Director of Infrastructure Operations

Higher Education Institution

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"They are not only going to be there to help you work out the zero day issues, incident response issues, but to be a sounding board, and that’s something we really needed."

Information Security Officer

Higher Education Institution

Case Study:
A Security “Team of One” Expands with BitLyft

Managing the security posture of a university is no small task.
This is especially true when you have to manage it on your
own. For one Information Security Officer (ISO) at a liberal arts
university in the Midwest, this workload was the norm.

See how BitLyft solved this university's cybersecurity challenges.

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Benefits of BitLyft

Your Cybersecurity Partner

24/7 Monitoring

You never have to worry about missing a threat when your internal IT team is busy, unavailable, sleeping, or on vacation.

Expert-Level SOC Team

Extend your SOC team’s knowledge base and response rate with BitLyft at a fraction of the price of an internal team.

Reduce Remediation Time

We turn response time from days into seconds so attacks are stopped before they have a chance to wreak havoc.

Collaboration & Communication

Our SOC team comes alongside your team to listen and respond to your biggest concerns so we’re in constant sync with your top priorities.

SIEM Installation & Management

Our team can help you install, tune, and get the most of SIEM technology to reduce any internal knowledge gap and ensure proper utilization.

Easier Compliance & Faster Reporting

We provide automated modules that make reaching necessary compliance and reporting less of a burden to your team and reduce the cost to your organization.

Faster Processes & Responses

Our SOAR modules can automate your tasks, alarms, and actions to reduce your team’s time spent on manual processes and increase responsiveness.

Crowdsourced Immunization

Receive immediate immunization from attacks on others from our Central Threat Intelligence (AI), so you’re protected before attackers even try it on you.

Contextual-Based Protection 

We learn your unique environment to provide a customized protection solution that fits your organization's needs and growth plans.

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