Blog Post: Education Sector is Failing Security

As our society and information becomes increasingly more digitized we gain a great many benefits from this new availability and portability of information. One of the drawbacks of this progress however is that information becomes more accessible to attack or misappropriation. Most hackers (social engineers really) start off in high school or grammar school because the security there is rather lax. Educational institutions have as much personal information about students as any bank or financial institution. Unfortunately, educational institutions don’t have the same security measures as banks and institutions. As a result, schools and colleges have become a popular hunting ground for hackers, phishers and the like. Here’s a piece from Infosec about some of the shortcomings of the education sector when it comes to security

Education Sector is Failing Security.

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