EfficientIP has revealed the education sector is one of the most heavily targeted industries by cyberattacks in its 2019 Global DNS Threat Report. Research by EfficientIP and IDC found 86% of education sector respondents experienced under the radar Domain Name System (DNS) attacks in the past year, the second-highest across all sectors after government.
Surveying 900 security experts from nine countries across North America, Europe and Asia, the report found the education sector is failing to invest in its own security. Organizations suffered on average of 11 attacks last year, each costing $670,000 – resulting in an annual toll of $7,370,000. The state of Louisiana recently declaring a state of emergency after three malware attacks on schools, and the University of York’s data breach both highlight the issue of security in the education sector.
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Read the 2019 IDC Global DNS Threat Report