When it comes to network security educational institutions already have unique challenges, starting with small IT teams and strict budgets. However, cyberattacks continue to evolve and schools have faced a barrage of attacks such as data breaches, leaks, ransomware and phishing attacks.
The consequences of any cyberattack can be devastating and extremely costly, but an attack on an educational institution can also impact students’ personal information, research data, financial information, etc. All of this can be held for leverage or ransom, affect school operations and actually cause the school to shut down for a period during containment and recovery.
In this whitepaper, we take a deep dive into the state of cybersecurity in educational institutions, why they are targeted, what threats they face and what can be done to protect schools and universities.