ThreatBlockr for the Education Industry
Of all industries, the education sector faces the most daunting cyber security challenges. Already faced with budgetary cuts and mounting public regulation and scrutiny, the move to remote learning, hybrid classrooms, and lack of standard guidance, education has found itself in the crosshairs of opportunistic cyber threat actors. A 2018 report by SecurityScoreCard found that out of all 17 industries, education ranked last. Add to this an increase of over 30% in attacks targeting schools and institutions in the first quarter of 2020, and the devastating effects of both DDoS, Phishing, and Ransomware on vulnerable networks, and the potential damage, is catastrophic.