Educational institutions can be a lucrative target for cyber criminals. When you think about it, these establishments hold incredibly valuable data in the eyes of attackers – from things like names, addresses and phone numbers of family members, medical history, personal backgrounds and so on they can make for a pretty meaty pay day for anyone choosing to target them.
The difference between businesses and these educational establishments is that businesses often have far better protection against cyber threats and attackers, giving cyber criminals a reason to think of schools and the like as ‘low hanging fruits’ and easy pickings. As such educational institutions now face the need to provide smarter yet safer learning environments for their pupils, all underpinned by a secure IT infrastructure. This infographic highlights this need and demonstrates ways in which an IT support provider can help to better protect these establishments.