This past week the FBI announced universities and colleges across the country have fallen victim to a cybercrime. Login credentials from thousands of emails became available on a public instant messaging platform listed for up to several thousand dollars. "If attackers purchase the login information and successfully breach user accounts, they may try to drain them of stored value, sell credit card numbers, sell personal information or engage in fraudulent transactions. (highereddive.com)." As a result of this cyberattack, the FBI is encouraging all high education institutions to review their plans on how to respond to such attacks and ensure that all organizations have a strategy in place.
Unfortunately, cyberattacks against colleges have continued to rise at an alarming rate. Hybrid and remote learning have absolutely played a role in the increase of these attacks as millions of students across the country attend school from the comfort of their own home. Thus, allowing remote users to be the perfect target for a cyberattack.
It goes without saying that education is one of the most important gifts in life. With technology constantly changing the way we learn, developing an IT strategy is important to obtain educational goals as we move into the future.
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At Apogee IT Services your organizations IT security is at the forefront of what we do. Educational organizations may face a variety of struggles when it comes to IT, which is why developing an IT strategy is critically important to keep information technology healthy over the long-term. Unfortunately, IT pain can be an obstacle for education without the right internal personnel to develop and execute a strategic IT plan.