Study Confirms: Education Faces Highest Risk of Ransomware

As reported in EducationDIVE and Information Week, a recent study of 20,000 organizations by security firm BitSight found educational institutions suffered ransomware attacks at rates 2 to 10 times higher than other sectors of our economy. 10% of educational institutions have been attacked, compared with 6% of government entities, 3.5% of healthcare organizations, and 1.5% of financial institutions.

Ransomware by Sector (Source: BitSight)

Ransomware by Sector (Source: BitSight)

With the rate of ransomware attacks continuing to rise, schools and districts need to enhance their protections. Beyond traditional endpoint protection, user education and communication, web filtering, protection for advanced persistent threats (APTs), and tools/processes for recovery need to be in place.


Our Business Guide to Ransomware eBook provides valuable information covering the types of threats, protections, and recovery systems you should consider.


 

 

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