Cyber Security for Education

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Schoolboards have a strong incentive to pay ransoms in order to keep the school year going. 

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36%
of all reported cyber attacks occurred against schools
615%
increase in attacks against the education sector
775+
schools have been attacked in Canada since 2016

Cyber Risks for Education

e-Learning 

The adoption of e-learning has allowed more opportunities for cyber attacks to access important information. 

Home Networks

Students are now accessing school work from home using a variety of different devices on home wifi networks. These networks are typically less secured. 

Data Breaches

Data breaches can have serious consequences, including the loss of sensitive customer information and the potential for financial fraud.

Phishing Attacks

These attacks involve sending fraudulent emails or messages in order to trick the recipient into providing sensitive information, such as login credentials or credit card numbers.

Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware attacks can disrupt operations and cause significant downtime, which can lead to delays in project timelines and potentially result in financial losses.

Internet of Things (IoT)

The Education sector is increasingly adopting IoT devices which can introduce additional vulnerabilities into the network.

Education Cyber Challenges

Children are more unaware of the dangers with online access

Ransomware attacks can cripple the schools digital infrastructure

e-Learning relies on unprotect home networks and Wi-Fi

Schools can hold a significant amount of sensitive information

It is unclear who is responsible for education cyber security; Ministry, School Board, or Schools

The Importance of Regular Testing

Every successful cyber attack begins with a vulnerability.

Regular testing can find these vulnerabilities before a threat tries to attack. Manual Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments use the same methods as real attackers to determine where your weaknesses currently exist so that you can prioritize remediation efforts.

These proactive efforts can ensure that when the real attackers try to hack you, the digital doors will all be sealed. Learn more here!

Relevant Services & Solutions

Vulnerability Scan - $899


Penetration Testing


Email Phishing Simulation


Google & O365 Audits


Resources

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The Nivee External Vulnerability Scan (EVS) is a security assessment using specialized software to scan your company's external-facing systems and networks for potential vulnerabilities. The scan focuses on your company's internet-based services and checks against listed Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE). New vulnerabilities are continually being added to the CVE register and it is very important that businesses ensure their systems stay up-to-date with the relevant CVEs.

Common oversights which lead to successful Cyber Attacks: 

  • Lack of awareness of CVEs present in their system(s)
  • Inadequate frequency of scans performed
  • Lack of patching, updating and upgrading
  • Constantly changing cyber threat landscape

The Nivee EVS proactively identifies and addresses vulnerabilities in your external-facing systems and networks which are typically the first line of defense against cyber attacks. By conducting regular external vulnerability scans, you can reduce the risk of a successful cyber attack and improve your businesses overall security posture.

Identify Vulnerabilities

Identify potential vulnerabilities in your company's external-facing networks, and report on patching issues, configuration errors and other common vulnerabilities.

Comply with Regulations

Comply with security regulations, such as PCI DSS, HIPPA, and other consumer protection laws.

Out of Date Resources

Our scans will be able to tell which resources are outdated and contain known vulnerabilities. The scan will outline any updates, upgrades and patching that is required across the environment. 

Protect Reputation

An external vulnerability scan can help to prevent cyber security incidents and protect your company's reputation.