Security Awareness Training for the Education Sector

Academic institutions are a prime target for opportunistic cybercriminals as they hold large volumes of personal data on both staff and students, as well as research data and intellectual property.

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the education sector was one of the most targeted industries in 2021, with organisations facing an average of 1,605 attacks weekly
1 M
is the average cost of a data breach in the education sector
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the education sector experienced a 44% increase in cyber attacks in 2022
1 %
of organisations in the education sector reported that student data was the target

Why the Education Sector Needs Security Awareness Training

Today, millions of students are learning through technology in hybrid, remote, or in-class environments. As such, the exposure of the education sector to security risks has widened.

Personal information can be particularly profitable for cybercriminals and, if stolen or compromised, can cause significant damage far beyond the walls of your institution.

Like many other sectors, the human element is central to the success of an attack. Research from Stanford University has found that 88% of security breaches begin with a human being.

Security Awareness Training fills the gap in understanding what cyber security is about and gives end users the tools to prevent attacks, including phishing, and ransomware.

Security Awareness Training for the Education Sector

What are the Benefits of Security Awareness Training
in the Education Sector?

It is clear more focus needs to be placed on Security Awareness Training in the education sector in order to raise awareness of cyber security threats, reduce the risks associated with cyber attacks, and embed a culture of compliance.

Providing tailored Security Awareness Training to students, faculty and staff members helps to:

Security Awareness Training for the Education Sector

Educate about cyber security threats and increase awareness

Security Awareness Training for the Education Sector

Embed a culture of cyber security awareness

Security Awareness Training for the Education Sector

Empower individuals to change their behaviours and identify threats

Security Awareness Training for the Education Sector

Enhance organisational resilience against cyber threats

Security Awareness Training for the Education Sector

Encourage positive cyber hygiene habits and behaviours

Security Awareness Training for the Education Sector

Evidence user participation for regulatory reporting and audits

Our Security Awareness Training
Solution for the Education Sector

MyCompliance Cloud provides a one-stop-shop solution for Security Awareness Training and compliance capabilities in one powerful platform.

The integrated, SaaS-based software tailors Security Awareness Training for the education sector, provides defence, and delivers regulatory reporting to ensure compliance obligations are met.

Taking a people-centric approach to cyber security, MyCompliance Cloud helps to create a more secure workforce, educate end users and protect your organisation against evolving security risks.

Security Awareness Training for the Education Sector

We’re Transforming Security Awareness Training
in the Education Sector

I’ve really enjoyed working with MetaCompliance. I think they’ve been very receptive to the challenge. I think they listened to everything that we had to say, they’ve acted on all of our feedback. It’s felt really collaborative the whole way through.
Nicki Hargreaves
Information Records Manager - Manchester Metropolitan University

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