Cyber risk and education
We’ve put together some information to help schools protect themselves from cyber threats.
As connectivity improves and schools move beyond a patchwork of uncoordinated systems, they become increasingly more dependent on their ICT infrastructure at school, classroom and system level.
A potential data breach or ‘cyber attack’ can become more likely if potential cyber risks are not managed.
Schools face a myriad of challenging hazards and threats and they now have to prepare for cyber threats caused by humans. These incidents can be accidental or deliberate and disrupt education and critical operations; expose sensitive personally identifiable information (PII) of students, teachers, parents and staff; and can lead to high recovery costs.
Like all organisations making greater use of technology and the internet, it is vital that schools take all the steps they can to keep their systems, people and data secure and safe from harm.