It’s no secret that ransomware attacks are on the rise, and schools have been particularly vulnerable to this type of threat as they navigate the unique challenges of the COVID era. A recent report showed that nearly 1,000 schools across the U.S. have been affected over 70 separate ransomware attacks in the past year.
For example, Haverhill Public Schools in Massachusetts were hit with a ransomware attack the day before students were supposed to return to in-person learning in April, forcing a shutdown of the district’s computer system, making even remote learning impossible.
Schools of all levels, from K-12 schools to colleges and universities, often struggle with tight budgets and limited IT staff, making ransomware protection a challenge.
Expert advice for educational IT professionals
For help overcoming ransomware protection challenges by attending a live webinar coming up on December 2, 2021. Register now to reserve your spot.
Join Chuck Luey, Client Director at Microsoft, Pooja Mysore, Client Technology Lead at Microsoft, and Stasia Hurley, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Barracuda for this webinar exclusively for K-12 and post-secondary educational IT professionals navigating the unique challenges of the COVID era — including the ransomware threat.
Chuck, Pooja, and Stasia will share detailed insights into the education ransomware risk, including how you may be leaving sensitive data exposed, and the top ways to protect your environment. And see why an effective backup solution designed for Office 365 is a critical element in your cloud data protection strategy.
Don’t miss this webinar. Save your spot now and get the info you need to ensure your school’s students, staff, and community are protected against unintentional or malicious data loss.
Data Protection: Critical Ransomware Protection for Schools
Thursday, December 2, 2021
9 a.m. – 10 a.m. PST
Anne Campbell is the public relations manager for Barracuda. She's been with the organization since 2014, working on content and public relations for Barracuda MSP, the MSP-dedicated business unit of Barracuda. She started her career in newspaper and magazine journalism, and she brings that editorial point of view the work she does, using it to help craft compelling stories.