Education Sector Sees 29% Increase in Attacks Against Organisations Globally

Australian Cybersecurity Magazine -

For most Australians, lockdowns and restrictions have changed education forever. Not only are educational staff, academia and students forced to continue online learning, but the sector is also experiencing a huge spike in cyberattacks. In fact, Australia is the 4th most targeted country in the world.

Check Point Research (CPR) found the education sector to have the highest volume of cyber attacks for July, with an average of 3,934 attacks documented per organisation, impacting schools, universities and research centres each week, marking a 17% increase from the first half of 2021.

Cybercriminals are capitalising on the short-notice shift back to remote learning due to the Delta variant and targeting staff, students and academics of schools, universities and research centres who use their personal devices to log in. This reality means that it’s never been more important to raise awareness for cyber safety to protect against cyber threats and attacks.

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