*Note: This is the second post in a multi-part blog series that addresses ransomware threats and solutions in K-12 environments.
Last month, we discussed Horry County School District’s experience with a crippling ransomware attack, having no choice but to pay a $10,000 ransom to unlock critical data and systems. We highlighted the first step in strengthening an organization’s security posture against such attacks: user training and awareness. Educating users to be aware of spoofed emails, misleading links, or suspicious attachments is an integral part of network security that can stop a ransomware attack before it even starts.
While effective user training and awareness can significantly reduce the number of successful attacks, keeping your network free of malware also requires a combination of effective perimeter filtering, strategically designed network architecture, and the capability to detect and eliminate resident malware that may already be inside your network. Here are some additional measures schools can take to can help fortify their networks against cyberattacks:Headed #BacktoSchool? Here are some measures schools can take to stay safe from #cyberattacks: Click To Tweet