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Case study Deakin University The Objective Security strong enough to enable digital-first By the time the Australian Institute of Company Directors issued its mid-2010s communication urging boards of directors across the country to add cyber security to their agendas, Deakin University was already executing its cyber security uplift plan. One of Australia's fastest growing research universities and home to the Centre for Cyber Security Research & Innovation (CSRI), Deakin found itself uniquely positioned to identify early within the twin trends of advancing technology and proliferating electronic data a steadily mounting risk of cyberattacks, to which it resolved to respond proactively and comprehensively. "When we moved forward with the digital transformation designed to achieve our goal of becoming Australia's premier teaching and learning, research university in driving the digital frontier, we prioritised the absolute security and safety of our staff, students, and intellectual property in the kind of open, agile environment essential to academia," says Craig Warren, Deputy Chief Digital Officer and Executive Director of ICT Infrastructure at Deakin University. Objective To become Australia's premier teaching and learning, research university in driving the digital frontier, Deakin University first had to build security infrastructure powerful enough to provide a secure digital experience to its 62,000 students and 4,819 staff members working on a variety of devices at its four physical campuses, off-campus, and everywhere else tertiary education happens. To protect the propriety research and sensitive personal data on its network, Deakin chose a Cisco Security architecture featuring Cisco Umbrella as its first line of defense to deliver seamlessly integrated, proactive security that safeguards its user communities against cyber threats across and beyond Australia. Solution Cisco Umbrella Impact • Strengthened security without impacting user experience • Reduced critical incident remediation time by nearly 50 percent • Increased visibility of users, data, and apps across the network • Blocked more than half a million spam, cryptomining, malware, and adware requests per month © 2019 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. " With a deployment measured in minutes rather than months, Cisco Umbrella instantly protected every single user across our enterprise." Craig Warren Deputy Chief Digital Officer and Executive Director of ICT Infrastructure Deakin University

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