Thwart Cyber Attacks Targeting Student & Staff Data Stored in the Cloud
School districts are experiencing higher levels of cyberattacks than they ever have before. Cybersecurity infrastructure and staffing in K-12 school districts is notoriously underfunded. Criminals are taking note, and taking advantage of the easy access school districts provide to sensitive, profitable information.
Students’ social security numbers and other personally identifiable information get a high price on the dark web. Criminals can also profit from stealing staff W2s and redirecting direct deposit payments to vendors. These types of schemes have already cost school districts millions.
Phishing is still the #1 threat vector used by criminals to gain access to school user accounts. At the same time, schools are experiencing a sharp increase in malware—including ransomware—attacks. If your district uses Google Workspace and/or Microsoft 365, external threats can gain access to student and staff information through email, file sharing, and risky 3rd party SaaS apps.
Student and staff information stored in school information systems are lucrative targets for cybercriminals. At the same time, the most common cause of school data incidents is a simple accidental exposure. District IT teams must be able to manage access to sensitive information stored in Google Workspace and Microsoft 365 not only to comply with state and federal regulations but also to protect students and staff.
Phishing and malware attacks can lead to account takeover of your district’s Google Workspace and/or Microsoft 365 accounts. An account takeover is notoriously difficult to detect in cloud applications and can lead to additional cyber risks and data exposure.
Learn how Greg Hogan, Network Data and Security Coordinator at Bibb County School District, is protecting student and staff information stored in the cloud from phishing and malware threats
“When I first learned about ManagedMethods I was skeptical that such an inexpensive solution would be able to secure our Google Workspace data better than Cloudlock. However, after our first week using the solution, I was more than convinced. ManagedMethods has been one of the best technology decisions I’ve made this year.”
“The addition of ManagedMethods to our IT infrastructure allows me and my team to feel confident about protecting our students and staff when using Google Workspace. The dashboard and alerts provide me real-time info so that I can take immediate action to thwart any threats.”
“ManagedMethods’ solution provided us a level of visibility we needed to ensure the security and safety of our students and staff. The solution was quick to deploy and gave us immediate insights.”