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Ohio State and Notre Dame Universities: Excelling in Football and Data Centric Security Both


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    Last night in an absolutely thrilling football game that kept fans everywhere on the edge of their seats, Ohio State and Notre Dame universities once again showcased their athletic prowess in front of 80,000 fans and a national television audience.  Truly, it was fun to watch!

    However, the excellence displayed on the football field is not the only arena where Ohio State and Notre Dame shine. Both of these R1 universities are known for their commitment to cutting edge research, and protecting sensitive data is paramount in support of their academic and research pursuits.

    This is where Virtru comes into play -- with both institutions utilizing our robust data-centric security solutions to foster efficient collaboration among researchers, while simultaneously enabling compliance with stringent data privacy regulations including the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

    So, as I sit here drinking my cup of coffee the morning after watching an incredible football game, I find myself reflecting on the following:

    • When it comes to football, a university's commitment to excellence is displayed thirteen times per year, on Saturdays, on a big stage, under bright lights, for everyone to see.
    • When it comes to data centric security, a university's commitment to excellence lurks quietly in the background, operating in the shadows 24x7x365, where very few people notice.

    In a world where football generates massive revenue for universities, it's obvious why schools everywhere seek to perform their best.  And, in a world where data breaches are on the rise and federal regulators are holding research universities accountable, the importance of securing sensitive information cannot be overstated.

    Ohio State and Notre Dame universities exemplify an unwavering commitment to excellence, both on the football field -- and also on the cyber risk landscape.  Together, they set a shining example of how innovative research can thrive while prioritizing data security and compliance in an increasingly digital world.

    Matt Howard

    Matt Howard

    A proven executive and entrepreneur with over 25 years experience developing high-growth software companies, Matt serves as Virtu’s CMO and leads all aspects of the company’s go-to-market motion within the data protection and Zero Trust security ecosystems.

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