Malicious Actors View Schools as Soft Targets
Educational institutions have for years drawn the attention of cybercriminals. Poor digital hygiene and the continued use of legacy software with known exploits have contributed to the success of cyber attacks against schools, colleges, and universities. But a recent escalation in ransomware attacks has made it even more essential that the educational sector adopt a more comprehensive strategy for keeping the sensitive data they handle and store better protected.
The rapid adoption of new distance learning strategies have sadly emboldened malicious actors. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft’s Global Threat Activity Tracker found that a staggering 61 percent of more than 7 million malware encounters over a one-month period involved the educational sector. That percentage has since risen to more than 62 percent. SecureData combines offline encrypted backup systems, secure external storage devices, remote management options, built-in antivirus protection, and hardened endpoint security. This “total security” approach puts you in charge of how, when, and where your educational data is accessed.