Going beyond cybersecurity in education

How to balance academic freedom and security

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For education institutions to continue to attract the best and brightest, educating the thought leaders of tomorrow and providing research for the growth and prosperity of society, providing free and easy access is paramount.

Institutions also have a duty of care to students, while still respecting privacy.

Of course, universities are also expected to do all of this while maintaining a secure digital environment. Protecting staff, students and the entire digital estate from known and constantly emerging cyberthreats is not a “nice to have.”

In this webinar, our expert panel as we discuss detecting cyberthreats before they happen, protecting students, while allowing them freedom to study. Also protecting the reputation of institutions without restricting access for critical research.


  • Why institutions need to have an open environment for collaboration and accessibility to information
  • How to balance academic freedom with security
  • How institutions can remain competitive to attract students but remain secure
  • How having a central view of cybersecurity allowed Lancaster University to deliver world-class learning and research while keeping their network secure


John Couzins, IT Security Manager, Lancaster University

John is a highly experienced Information Technology Security Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry, both on the technical and governance aspect of InfoSec. John has been IT Security Manager for Lancaster University for over 6 years where he manages the daily operation and implementation of their IT Security Strategy. John holds a master degree in cyber security from Lancaster University.

Russell Poole, Regional Director, UK and Ireland, LogPoint

Russell has been at the forefront of cybersecurity industry for over 15 years, using his experience to expand LogPoint’s presence in the UK and Ireland. After spending over two decades working in IT for leading brands in the UK, his focus is working with organizations to not only ensure IT security is aligned to business goals but to ensure secure working practices can be leveraged as a growth driver and key differentiator. Prior to LogPoint, Russell was head of B2B security practice for Telefonica O2.

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