A new report offers insight on the ways in which school network security is compromised--and how IT leaders can prepare.

3 things you should know about school network security


A new report offers insight on the ways in which school network security is compromised--and how IT leaders can prepare

Cyber attacks account for more than half of all incidents in education–all the more reason why school network security should be a top priority for IT leaders, according to a report.

Education is still one of the sectors most at-risk for data breaches, as the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report details.

“Education continues to be plagued by errors, social engineering, and inadequately secured email credentials,” it notes. “With regard to incidents, DoS attacks account for over half of all incidents in education.”

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Of 382 incidents, 99 came with confirmed data disclosure. When known, the motives behind security breaches are largely financial (80 percent), followed by espionage (11 percent), for fun (4 percent), due to a grudge (2 percent), and upholding an ideology (2 percent). More than half (57 percent) of threats are external, and 45 percent are internal.

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