Last year, the number of schools that reported cyber attacks and breaches increased by double digits. This means that it is more important than ever to implement strategies in order to protect student, and staff, data. With the pandemic forcing schools and colleges to improve their digital teachings and offerings, the risk of cyber attacks increased alongside. Hackers are beginning to see the potential in targeting schools in the hope that they can find weaknesses in their quickly rolled out digital services.
Last year, 70% of schools said they had fallen victim to cyber breaches and attacks, which is a 12% increase from the year previous. Cyber attacks on schools can contribute to the loss of finance records, pupil’s sensitive and personal data and even the loss of coursework and exams. This is why it is important for schools to protect their students and themselves against further attacks in the future.
Identify Prevention Methods and Measures
Prevention is better than the cure and growing amounts of evidence now suggest that cyber attacks are an unfortunate reality for anyone who is connected to the internet. Schools are reliant upon digital connections to distribute their materials and send out information, as well …