Help Net Security | What the education industry must do to protect itself from cyber attacks

by Charlie Sander, for Help Net Security

Data breaches show no signs of slowing down and companies across many industry verticals fall victim to what now seems to be a regular occurrence.

Most attention around data breaches is on the commercial side, with Capital One being the recent high-profile breach, compromising the personal information of more than 100 million people. However, the education sector is proving to also be an attractive target.

This summer made it evident that K-12 school districts, higher education, and even commercial companies working with educational institutions are at risk. Notably, the state of Louisiana declared a state of emergency following an attack that disabled computers at three school districts. And it’s not just a problem in Louisiana – schools nationwide are being targeted by hackers.


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