When Ransomware Attacks: Dealing with School Security Breaches
13% of educational institutions experienced a ransomware attack in the last year. So what can administrators do to deal with school security breaches?
According to a report from SonicWall, ransomware attacks grew from only about 4 million in 2015 to almost 167 times that amount, 640 million, in 2016. Another report by Bitsight showed that 13% of educational institutions they looked at had experienced a ransomware attack in the last year. Government, the next highest sector, was at only 5.9%. MATT DANIEL
These stats show how important it is to make security a priority in K-12 schools. If schools don’t they run a high risk of experiencing a ransomware attack at some point. Being ready and aware of the potential for a breach are the first steps for ensuring cybersecurity success.
If you want to know how to deal with school security breaches then keep reading. Matt Daniel discusses this further in his blog found on Cox Blue.
Who Should Read This Article
School administrators and IT managers who want to keep their school, students, and staff safe should read this article.
What You Will Learn
Daniel goes in depth into why K-12 schools are a main target for cyber crimes. He then shares his insights on what schools can do to keep their businesses safe. These things include:
- Focusing on training.
- Making operational changes.
- Working with every school department to stay safe.
When it comes to ransomware, no business or institution is safe. They can happen to anyone at any time but taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity can lessen your risk. K-12 administrators need to make sure they are ready for a breach by focusing on training and make changes to stay safe.