Education In The Crosshairs Of Cyberattacks | Avast

Education In The Crosshairs Of Cyberattacks | Avast
Avast Business Team, 7 April 2021

With schools more dependent on technology than ever, cybersecurity gaps are getting bigger

For the nearly six million K-12 teachers and more than 56 million students in the U.S., it’s been a year like no other. First, there were stark, sudden changes to the learning model across every type of educational institution. Students from kindergarteners to doctoral candidates abruptly pivoted to distance and online learning as pandemic restrictions shuttered in-person classes.
The new school year brought a wide variety of different learning formats and approaches, with some institutions resuming in-person classes, others opting for continued distance learning, and others embracing a hybrid of in-person, online, and distance learning.
Further reading:Is your family ready for distance learning?Back to (home) school: Preparing for continued distance learningTeachers talk distance learning
As if the disruption and change that the pandemic wrought isn’t stressful enough for students, teachers, and administrators, the education sector has been under cyberattack more than ever before.
Hackers in the virtual classroom, ransomware in schools
According to a joint cybersecurity advisory issued by the FBI, CISA, and MS-ISAC, since moving to remote lear ..