Protecting Education from Rising Cyber Attacks


In recent years, we have witnessed a concerning surge in cyber-attacks targeting education. These attacks pose serious risks to the security, integrity, and continuity of your school’s operations. The consequences can be severe, ranging from data breaches and system disruptions to irreparable infrastructure damage leading to months of rebuilding school’s technology, disabling the smallest of routine tasks, and preventing and hindering teaching and learning in your classroom.

It’s imperative that we highlight the critical need to secure your Trusts’/school’s defences against these ever-increasing and evolving threats.

Why Education?

Education has become a prime target for cyber-attacks due to the wealth of sensitive data you store, including student records, financial information, and intellectual property. Attackers exploit vulnerabilities in IT systems and networks to gain unauthorised access, steal data, encrypt your data, compromise your information, operations, or demand ransom payments.

We believe at Virtue that prevention is better than cure!

The Importance of Protecting Your Estate

Safeguarding your estate against cyber threats is paramount to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical systems and data. Here are key steps to enhance your cyber security posture:

Lock your Doors!
  • Virtue will perform a Secure Assessment (vulnerability discovery) & Security (fortification).
  • This will minimise the potential opportunity for cyber attackers to penetrate your school’s security systems.
  • We will use the latest best practice and software to integrate your IT estate and safely simulate an attack to allow us to lock down your doors and prevent unauthorised access.

In conclusion, safeguarding your Trust/school against cyber-attacks requires a proactive and collaborative approach involving technology, education, and awareness. By prioritising cyber security and implementing robust protective measures, you can mitigate risks, protect sensitive data, and uphold the trust and confidence of your students, staff, and stakeholders.

If you have any questions or require assistance in strengthening your Trust’s/school’s cyber security defences, please do not hesitate to reach out to our team.

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