The shift to digital learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up opportunities for schools to adopt new EdTech tools and create more innovative learning environments. But this has also given cybercriminals new avenues to attack school networks, devices, and data.
Experts recommend protecting all aspects of an educational organization’s online presence:
Protect end-user devices connected to a network or cloud with technologies including antivirus tools, endpoint protection platforms (EPP), and endpoint detection and response (EDR) to detect, prevent and respond to cyberattacks in real-time.
Prevent and remediate internal and external threats with next-generation firewalls, intrusion prevention, and detection and response systems designed for complete system visibility.
Safeguard cloud-based data and applications and protect against data loss and malicious theft with tools that elevate application visibility, security, and control for hybrid learning environments.
Detect and block threats deployed through email and the Internet with real-time protection technologies, including spam and DNS filters, encryption, and antivirus.
Keep user data secure with backup and recovery software for the cloud for on-premises and hybrid learning environments and backup-as-a-service (BaaS) solutions.
Awareness and compliance training for students and staff to improve cybersecurity hygiene and reduce phishing and social engineering attacks.
Put the building blocks in place to protect yourself from data leaks and cybercriminals with the support of the Bluum team.
Why is Cybersecurity a Critical Issue in K-12?
In 2021, district-level leaders ranked cybersecurity as the top concern for the seventh year straight. *
*based on CoSN survey data
Reported cyberattacks against K-12
schools in 2020. an 18% increase over 2019
Days of downtime in U.S. schools due to
ransomware attacks (Feb. ’18 – Jun. ’21)
K-12 Schools with a full-time
staffer dedicated to cybersecurity
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