Asset Management

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Getting a Degree in Asset Management

Universities are the focal point of today’s academic world. With so many out there, each seeks recognition amongst its counterparts. Naturally, this means becoming the most attractive institution to prospective students. Traditionally, sport was the way to do it. A spot-on example of this is in the cult classic TV show “Blue Mountain State”. The success of the university rides on the back of its football team and its ability to win. Universities were (and still are) known to invest heavily into their athletic departments to develop the most competitive sports teams.

However, times have changed. Universities have shifted towards becoming increasingly entrepreneurial, rapidly escalating the adoption of new technologies. To advance their R&D capabilities as the commercialization of these departments has been bringing them great financial success and interest. Such growth (and the number of students it attracts) leads to the accumulation of technological assets. With that, comes a plethora of asset management challenges. The underlying issue is a lack of visibility, and universities must take care of their blind spots in order to have an effective asset management process.

How to get your Degree in MAM (Masters in Asset Management)  

The first thing that you need to do is enroll in your primary class – visibility. Developing a proper conceptualization of this topic will help tackle asset risk management challenges.

Visibility is a core principle in achieving proper asset management. This means complete asset visibility, down to the Layer 1 Visibility. Nowadays, this is a must for universities. As the influx of technological devices from different sources is constant and ever-growing of improving the institution’s capabilities and offerings for students. Universities need to verify the integrity of every acquired device. Ensuring that it is what it claims to be so that they have an accurate understanding of their asset infrastructure. Further, as the student body grows, bringing with them their devices (BYODs), universities are plagued by an increasing number of unmanaged assets.

It can’t be expected of students to install multiple security agents on their personal devices for the purpose of asset management. As a result, the university’s security team is left blind to the various components that make up all the BYODs in the environment. Universities must achieve complete visibility of all hardware assets, focusing on agentless solutions to do so.

Once the university establishes adequate hardware visibility, it can improve asset management. As there is a deeper, more accurate understanding of the environment. This is vital for managing assets. As these devices come and go on a daily basis. Complete asset visibility enables the enforcement of appropriate access control policies. Ensuring the proper usage of devices within the university’s environment.

Graduate with the Proper Asset Management Education & Secure Your IoT Devices

Sepio’s solution provides the necessary visibility to minimize the asset management challenges on Universities. Sepio detects devices based on their existence, not their activity. Using physical layer visibility data signals and a unique machine learning algorithm, Sepio creates a digital fingerprint of all hardware assets. Revealing their true identity. Sepio assigns a contextual risk score to each device, ensuring effective asset management. Sepio’s capabilities extend to unmanaged assets with an agentless deployment option, ensuring all devices are accounted for and managed.

August 30th, 2022