EDUCATION SECTOR

All stakeholders in the education sector are concerned: Public education, Grandes Ecoles, Universities, Researchers, CPE, Economist, specialized educators, trainers, ...

Cyber risks in education

  • Increase in security breaches in universities and colleges

  • In 2018, more than 1,000 distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks were detected in 241 different British educational and research institutions.

Internal risk is just as dangerous as an external threat.

Indeed, students can try to access tests or falsify notes.

 

Yet the education sector is struggling to tackle the subject of cybersecurity.
Certain structures such as universities are sometimes overlooked.

Ensure the sustainability and continuity of the different schools, institutions ...

According to the CNIL, it is the duty of each company to ensure the security of your customers' data in all circumstances and therefore:

 

  • Ensure the sustainability and continuity of the different schools, institutions.

  • Protect campus IT systems

  • Ensure intellectual property in these institutions (online library, research done, etc.)

  • Ensure the protection of personal data of students & teachers

  • Protecting against abuse of privileges

  • Ensure infrastructure protection

  • Preserving the image of the school

  • Allow operational use of IT tools by teachers, students, administration, researchers, etc.

  • Interact securely

 

As many ambitions as risks in the face of cyber attacks!

Successful attacks on schools, universities ...

Personal data of Lyon III students again hacked (surname, first name, telephone, nationality, date and place of birth, family situation, personal address, parents address, student card number, INE, BEA and INSEE numbers , physical disabilities, military situation ...) That's not all, there are also detailed transcripts from the last semester.

The breach of data security can have a strong impact on the activity:

  • Non-compliance with the GDPR: Legal & financial sanctions

  • Non-respect of confidentiality, therefore relationship of trust undermined with your customers

  • Financial impact: Data reconstitution costs, see final data loss if no efficient electronic archiving, additional operating costs (staff, use of external equipment ...), expert fees to identify the origin and the circumstances of a claim, recourse costs, cost of IT reconstruction, possible ransoms (Bitcoins> €)

  • Loss of activity, slowing down of production or even stopping production, delay in deliveries, therefore immediate loss of turnover

  • Damage to the image and reputation of your establishment

  • Loss of personal information

  • Website unavailability

To avoid becoming the weak link of your customers, the education worker must know their risks and their adversaries, and this in order to be able to set up the appropriate security tools: CyberDetection

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