De-risk your chances of a Ransomware Attack: Implement Multi-Factor Authentication Today


In today’s digital age, safeguarding sensitive information and maintaining secure communication channels is paramount, especially in educational institutions. As schools increasingly rely on remote desktop services and email for administrative tasks, collaboration, and online learning, it becomes imperative to fortify digital infrastructure against potential cyber threats.

To bolster your defences and protect the integrity of our educational environments, we strongly advocate for the implementation of Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on all remote desktop services and email platforms. MFA adds an extra layer of security by requiring users to provide multiple forms of verification before accessing their accounts, significantly reducing the risk of unauthorised access and data breaches. 

Virtue Technologies is seeing a high volume of customers actively being attacked and is urgently recommending customers take action to protect their IT infrastructure and data. 

By adopting MFA, schools can:

  • Enhance Security – MFA mitigates the risk of password-based attacks and unauthorised access, ensuring that only authorised users can access sensitive information and communication channels. 
  • Protect Student and Staff Data – Safeguarding confidential student records, academic materials, and personnel information is paramount. MFA helps prevent unauthorised access to email accounts and remote desktop services, safeguarding sensitive data from cyber threats. 
  • Mitigate Cyber Threats – In today’s digital landscape, cyber threats are constantly evolving. MFA serves as a proactive measure against phishing attacks, malware infiltration, and other malicious activities, safeguarding the integrity of our digital infrastructure. 
  • Promote Responsible Digital Citizenship – By prioritising cybersecurity measures, schools instil values of responsible digital citizenship among students and staff. Implementing MFA not only protects our digital assets but also educates the school community about the importance of cybersecurity practices. 

We urge all schools to prioritise cybersecurity and take proactive steps to implement Multi-Factor Authentication on remote desktop services and email platforms.

If you would like further information or support please contact us.