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Insufficient cybersecurity staffing is hurting higher ed’s ability to protect itself, report shows

Two-thirds of cybersecurity and privacy professionals said staffing issues have had "some" or "a lot" of negative impact on services offered, according to EDUCAUSE's latest report.

In downtime alone, ransomware attacks have cost the education sector more than $50 billion since 2018

Throughout the first half of 2023, K12 and higher education institutions experienced 85 ransomware attacks, nearly doubling last year's recording, according to a new analysis from Comparitech. Unfortunately for the education sector as a whole, it's a troubling trend that shows no signs of slowing down, and it's costing schools a fortune in downtime.

Nearly 80% of schools were hit with a ransomware attack in the last year

Cybercriminals have been refining their tactics for conducting ransomware attacks for several years, a new report suggests. Unfortunately, for higher ed leaders, they've only become more complex.

How much does a data breach hurt a college or university’s wallet?

IBM's "The Cost of a Data Breach Report 2023" comes at the heels of a massive compromise at the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

Higher ed institutions face fewer malware threats, but ransomware attacks continue on

During the first six months of 2023, the education sector saw a 179% spike in overall attack volume compared to the first half of 2022. The attacks are seemingly regular as well, with 16.6% of victims reported being targeted at least once a month.

No improvements: Schools were hit steadily with ransomware attacks in 2022

"The fact that there seems not to have been any decrease in the number of incidents is concerning," according to a new report from antivirus software company Emsisoft.

For cybercriminals, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year

While your school is on holiday break, criminal actors see it as an open invitation to compromise valuable and confidential student data.

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