5 Tips to Prevent Cyber Threats in Schools

5 Tips to Prevent Cyber Threats in Schools

Latest estimates for 2019 showed that security firms had discovered ransomware in at least 1,039 schools throughout the United States by the end of 2019. Surely some attacks went undiscovered and unreported, so the actual number is higher. It’s not hard to...
4 Cybersecurity Budget Focus Areas for Higher Education in 2020

4 Cybersecurity Budget Focus Areas for Higher Education in 2020

Chief information security officers are grappling with a variety of issues as they try to keep their campuses safe from cyber criminals. In fact, the No. 1 issue for higher ed IT leaders this year is information security, according to EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association...
Higher education one of the worst sectors at handling cyber attacks

Higher education one of the worst sectors at handling cyber attacks

The higher education sector ranks highest among the worst business sectors for handling cyberthreats, with 73% of organizations taking three or more days to apply a patch.—EfficientIP Report released  9/10/2018 The higher ed sector is an attractive target for hackers...
When will cyber enforcement hit the education sector?

When will cyber enforcement hit the education sector?

There’s no question that cyber attacks against the education sector have been increasing, in both K-12 and higher education.  And while there are guidelines like NIST available to help schools proactively build effective cybersecurity programs, and FERPA to...