Illumio: Securing Elementary and Secondary Education
According to a 2022 U.S. Government Accountability Office report, at least eight school districts in the U.S. were breached in the 2022-2023 academic year alone, and half had to cancel classes or close completely. Breaches costed these districts $50,000 to $1 million on average.
Breaches on elementary and secondary schools can make academic resources inaccessible, halt remote learning, and put student data at risk. Schools are at increased risk of cyberattack due to a lack of cybersecurity awareness among students and staff, few security resources, and limited IT staff. These challenges make schools tempting targets for bad actors looking to extract ransom payments and steal student identities.