Colleges have access to lots of sensitive information about their students, faculty, and staff. With cyber attacks on the rise, are universities prepared to defend themselves against these threats? Many colleges are severely lacking in cyber security defenses, especially when the CIOs and CISOs are not included in senior management affairs. Research done by the International Data Group has shown that only 43% of organizations have increased their IT budget. Surprisingly, 39% of organizations have kept their IT budget the same and 18% have even reduced their IT budget.