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Rising Threats: Navigating the Surge of Cybersecurity Challenges in K-12 Schools

When thinking about which industries get targeted most often in ransomware attacks, many people think that large healthcare and financial institutions would be at the top of the list. Most people don’t associate cyber attacks with K-12 schools. However, a recent cybersecurity report noted that lower education, or K-12 schools, is the single most targeted industry for ransomware attacks, with 80% of schools reporting a ransomware attack in 2023.

K-12 Cybersecurity: The Growing Threat Schools Face

Classrooms have never been more connected. Many students are issued laptops or tablets instead of textbooks, while teachers and administrators rely on dozens of apps and connected devices like Smartboards to provide instruction, track grades, manage bus schedules, create budgets, and orchestrate countless other school-related activities.

10 Cybercrimes Against Colleges and K-12 Schools, and How To Prevent Them

K-12 schools, colleges, and universities store massive amounts of personal information for students, parents, and employees. This means that, while they may not make the news as much as other breaches, schools, colleges, and universities are under constant attack by modern threat actors.

The Education Sector Experienced the Highest Number of Data Breaches in 2023

New data from Verizon makes it clear that the Education sector is under attack, but also breaks down which threat actions and patterns are used most. We’ve seen Education institutions become a major focus for cybercriminals and entities like the New York State Education Department and the FBI have issued warnings.

Protecting Student Health Data: TPRM for Higher Education

Higher education institutions are a growing target for cybercriminals due to the high volume of sensitive information and data they collect and use. From enrollment to matriculation, colleges and universities utilize student data for everything from financial aid packages to determining eligibility for coursework. According to a report by Check Point Research, the education sector (specifically higher education) has experienced significantly more cyber attacks than any other industry in recent years.

How New College Graduates Can Avoid Increasingly Personalized Job Scams

For many fresh out of college, the drive to land that first professional role is a top priority. Yet, new graduates can be exposed to sophisticated scams that can jeopardize not just their finances but also their identities. Imagine receiving an email that mentions your former school dean or a professor, claiming they've personally recommended you for a fantastic job opportunity.

Online Tutoring - A Key Tool for Building Your Future in IT Asset Management

In the swiftly evolving realm of information technology, IT Asset Management (ITAM) stands out as a critical discipline, ensuring that an organization's assets are accounted for, deployed, maintained, upgraded, and disposed of responsibly. As businesses increasingly rely on technology, the demand for skilled IT asset managers skyrockets. However, acquiring the specialized skills necessary for ITAM can be challenging through traditional education paths. This is where online tutoring bridges the gap, offering targeted, flexible, and comprehensive learning opportunities not readily available elsewhere.

University Cybersecurity Clinics Can Now Use the New CISA Resource Guide

Budgetary and resource constraints play a huge role in cyberattacks on smaller organizations. Amidst a strained global economy, many under-resourced organizations like non-profits, local governments, and hospitals struggle to keep their heads above water - they simply don't have the funds to invest in cybersecurity.

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.