Schools have become a serious target of cybercrime. This is not particularly surprising since schools work with so much sensitive data. With that said, there are a lot of ways that schools can minimize the risks and losses. This article outlines a few things that schools can do to limit the risk of attack.
Train System Users
One thing that can mitigate school cyberattacks is training people to recognize common attacks and scams used to gain access to systems. One example might be how to spot and avoid falling for phishing attacks. No matter how good the security systems are, they are pointless if people just let attackers in any way.
Follow Best Practices
Good administration can do a lot to mitigate attacks. Making sure systems are being backed up securely can help recover from ransomware attacks without paying the ransom. Requiring users to use two-factor authentication is another way to make it harder for attackers to gain access. If these practices are not already in place, it is a good time to implement them.
No matter how good the technical security measure are, they are useless if people or processes are the weak points in the system. Training and following administrative best practices are only going to become more important as time goes on.