As with almost every industry, COVID-19 has required educational institutions to embrace digital technology for remote learning and student, teacher, and internal administrative meetings and collaboration.
Web applications are adapting the learning experience, and streamlining the way educational institutions work. K-12, college, and university campuses are increasingly reliant upon these digital technologies.
While campus IT departments work hard to accommodate the diverse needs of users, IT complexity has created many challenges. Cybercrime is up, and no school or university is immune. The new “learn from anywhere” environment has dramatically increased the number of remote students, faculty, and administrators, who are on the frontlines of a growing cyberwar.
Ransomware attacks on education institutions are increasing
Ransomware attacks have increasingly targeted colleges and universities. Cybercriminals have been exploiting security vulnerabilities that have propagated, as attack vectors have expanded with users accessing software and files from remote data centers, clouds, and SaaS facilities.
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