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.
Consider the following alarming 2020 cyber-threat statistics specific to educational organizations:
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.
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.
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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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Indian at-home salon platform Yes Madam has exposed sensitive data of hundreds of thousands of customers and gig workers due to a server-side misconfiguration, according to security researcher Anurag Sen of CloudDefense.ai. The exposed data includes full names, mobile numbers, mailing addresses, email addresses, location data, payment links, and device details of over 900,000 users. Yes Madam co-founder Mayank Arya confirmed that the company has since secured the database, but it remains unclear whether the exposed data was accessed by anyone else. Yes Madam operates in over 30 cities across India and has attracted over a million downloads on its mobile apps.
CloudDefense.AI discovered an unprotected Elasticsearch server containing the personal data of over 100,000 customers of Falkensteiner, a European hotel chain. The breach was associated with Gustaffo, a company offering IT solutions for the hospitality industry. It was later discovered that only 13,000 individuals were exposed, and many of the records were duplicates. The incident highlights the importance of having robust security measures in place and having responsible disclosure programs.