Elevating Cybersecurity for Education

Cross-Industry White Paper

Safeguard Student and Faculty Privacy

Educational organizations are hit by cloud-targeting phishing fraud more than any other vertical: ransomware is a close second (source: SecMag). Attack spikes in recent years took advantage of the 50% employee data on the cloud (30%: students) and more data outside of secure locations than any other sector.

K-12 and higher relies heavily on public/private networks. While distance learning poses new challenges, cybersecurity is too little prioritized compared to operational resilience. In 2020, 93% took days or weeks to learn of accidental leaks.

Without a clear viewport, threats stay hidden for longer. To disrupt and nimbly respond to issues, visibility into the .edu enterprise is vital. A clear view of risk is possible via holistic AppSec: evaluate your security, track success and meet compliance.

Know Your Risks

Consider the following alarming 2020 cyber-threat statistics specific to educational organizations:

Increased ransomware

Over a quarter of institutions experienced ransomware. (Source: TechRepublic)

Phising attacks

A third of all breaches were phishing related. (Source: StreetInsider)

Undiscovered breaches

And half of ransomware stayed hidden for days. (Source: SecMag)
Outdated AppSec Risks
Increased ransomware leading to major outages that propagate.
Weeks or months of recovery from long-standing and undetected breaches.
Reduced operations because non-duplicative records are more vulnerable.
Unauthorized privacy access  compromising faculty healthcare records (HIPAA) and student data (FERPA).

With CloudDefense...

Enterprise-Grade, Turnkey Detection

Only 8% of schools have clear cyber-threat and risk KPIs. We raise companies into the minority who can remedy issues within a day. Thanks to properly gathered intelligence, while others manually configure their security policies, we’ll help you to innovate confidently.

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Zero-Trust, Shared Reporting System

Backdoor access sold on the dark web is a product of immense, fractured networks. We’ll tighten porous systems, to disrupt common intrusions. Auto- monitor via pen testing, remediations and multiple repos - while team reports shrink failure points.

Eased Compliance and Reports

Get the insights to drive data based decisions with one easy to digest report. Organizational gaps are priority flagged. Use Airtight Checklists, to demonstrate organizational compliance across regulatory bodies (HIPAA, GDPR, 201 CMR 17, and CCPA) .

Protects Technologies Needed for Tomorrow’s Lesson

Many attacks are outside-in: the public sector is vulnerable as it relies on third-party endpoints for software, billing, tech support, and reports. CloudDefense SAST constantly checks for security rule violations between source and target branches.

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Merge the Security You Need to Thrive Today

We’re committed to helping you manage risk and sustain compliance. CloudDefense’s provisions include best practices, technical support and expert guidance - from installations to monitoring and tweaking.

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