US Tech company shares some solid security advice for educational institutions.
Unique Security Challenges in the Education Sector
Over the last year or two, attacks against the education sector have been on the rise. The problem is that there are a few unique challenges that make cyber security difficult for institutions from K-12 all the way through higher education.
Whether you’re worried about ransomware threats or advanced data breaches, it’s time to reinforce your security and compliance efforts
When you talked to leaders in the education sector about security—whether they were tech leads or superintendents/advisors—three or five years ago, budget was the biggest concern.
Most institutions didn’t have the money to funnel into cyber security. However, the education sector is looking increasingly vulnerable to attacks and leaders are taking notice. Budget planning is still critical, but the there are two more prominent challenges now:
As focused as the education sector is on delivering powerful connectivity for students, protecting information such as student records, health records, research files, and the like has to be of equal concern.
As your students come in with more and more experience with technology, you can’t afford not to have total visibility into what’s happening on your network. With a limited number of IT staff on hand, computer labs could become accidents waiting to happen.
Article by Sedara founder Darrick Kristich