Security Awareness Training for the Education Sector

Cyber attacks on schools, colleges and universities have become increasingly common. The education sector has become an attractive target for cybercriminals due to the huge volume of sensitive information it collates, from personally identifiable information and alumni donations, to valuable intellectual property.
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Higher education cyber security incidents and breaches were caused by social engineering attacks
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Higher education institutions experienced at least one successful cyber attack
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Users in the education industry have fallen for phishing emails
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Universities have experienced damage to reputation due to a data breach

Why the Education Sector Needs Security Awareness Training

Cyber attacks on schools, colleges and universities have become increasingly common. The education sector has become an attractive target for cybercriminals due to the huge volume of sensitive information it collates, from personally identifiable information and alumni donations, to valuable intellectual property.

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

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 adequate security awareness training to students, faculty, and staff members helps to:

Educate about cyber security threats and increase awareness

Embed a culture of cyber security awareness

Empower individuals to change their behaviours and identify threats

Enhance organisational resilience against cyber threats

Encourage positive cyber hygiene habits and behaviours

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 defense, and delivers regulator 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 cyber risks.

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

To learn how our security awareness training can help to protect your school, college or university against evolving cyber threats, get in touch.

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