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8 Steps to Cultivate a Culture of Risk Awareness in Higher Education

Over the last few years, the education industry has increased its dependency on third-party service providers, expanding the average attack surface and escalating the importance of comprehensive risk awareness. Higher education institutions that rely on large vendor ecosystems must develop robust cultures of risk awareness to safeguard their data and daily operations from cyber attacks, data breaches, and other disruptions.

How to Create Emergency Response Plans for Schools

Security is crucial in daily life. It is the responsibility of the school management to develop reliable security measures for the children of their school. It includes laying down adequate emergency response plans for potential scenarios threatening the institution. Schools will safeguard lives by following emergency response plans. Explore each idea to help you make more informed decisions and be fully prepared. Remember that everyone needs to know the plan at their fingertips and practice it when required.

The role of DDI solutions in optimizing educational network infrastructures

In an age where education extends beyond the four walls of classrooms and spills into the digital landscape, the security of educational institutions’ networks is not just a concern; it is a critical priority. The diverse user groups, ranging from young learners in K-12 to those in academia, all interact within the same digital infrastructure, making it a vibrant yet vulnerable ecosystem.

The Role of Degree Feedback in Identifying and Developing Talent with High Potential

In the persistently moving proficient working environment of today, which has been depicted as solid areas for by as well as unending change, associations need to regard consistent turn of events and achievement above perseverance. Affiliations require a through and through understanding of their own inward changes and use their movements in a more noticeable and greater way so it helps with chipping away at faster gainfully, and important entryways for change to investigate their natural components effectively.

Phishing: The Grade A Threat to the Education Sector

Phishing is the most common method for an attacker to gain an initial foothold in an educational organization, according to the just released Trustwave SpiderLabs report 2024 Education Threat Landscape: Trustwave Threat Intelligence Briefing and Mitigation Strategies. Why phishing? Simplicity is the primary reason.

Lessons to be Learned: Attacks on Higher Education Proliferate

Trustwave SpiderLabs is wrapping up a multi-month investigation into the threats facing the education sector, across higher education, primary and secondary schools. Trustwave will post the 2024 Education Threat Landscape: Trustwave Threat Intelligence Briefing and Mitigation Strategies report on February 22, but here are a couple of early findings along with a round-up of some of the higher-profile attacks on education targets that have taken place in the last year.

How K-12 Organizations Can Better Protect Students' Digital Identities

The education industry isn’t just in the business of teaching students, it’s also responsible for a lot of data, primarily personally identifiable information (PII), making these organizations a major target for threat actors. In March of 2023, Minneapolis Public Schools saw ransomware group Medusa publish current and former students “former student records, parent contacts, home addresses and IDs with pictures.” Unfortunately, this instance isn’t an outlier.

Why Higher Education Needs to Prioritize Cybersecurity in 2024

The frequency and severity of cyber attacks has increased dramatically since 2020, and the trend looks to continue in 2024. For the last four years, the education sector has been among the top five industries targeted by criminals. In fact, a recent cybersecurity report noted that ransomware attacks affected 79 percent of higher education providers in 2023, up from 64% in 2022.

The State of University Cybersecurity: 3 Major Problems in 2024

Cybercrime is a growing problem for higher education. Between 2020 and 2021, cyberattacks targeting the education sector increased by 75%. In line with other industries, the education sector is also experiencing a dramatic increase in ransomware attacks. According to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 30% of data breaches in the industry were attributed to ransomware attacks.

The 5 Biggest Cyber Threats For the Education Sector in 2024

Storing large amounts of sensitive data and allocating minimal resources to cybersecurity makes the education sector attractive to cybercriminals. Education organizations are also a prime target for cybercrime, given their historic reliance on large distributed networks, the rise of remote learning, and their need for relevant cyber hygiene training.