With more colleges and universities incorporating Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms to support registrars, admissions, and financial aid offices, schools are collecting more electronic student information than ever before.

What You're Protecting

  • Student and faculty PII (Social Security numbers, addresses, and account numbers)

  • Grades and learning management systems
  • Financial aid/student debt
  • Internal communications
  • Research data

Industry Risks

Hybrid and flexible learning models alter how students learn, how faculty support new delivery mechanisms, and how data is exchanged.

Offices within higher education, such as admissions and registrars, are just some locations where people can access student data.

Increasingly, faculty and staff use cloud-based platforms that contain personally identifiable information (PII) to send academic warnings, submit grades, and communicate with students.

As students and faculty access mobile devices or connect to the platforms remotely, the number and location of threat vectors increase, giving cybercriminals more opportunities to exploit vulnerabilities.


Percentage of school districts that do not have full-time employee or team dedicated to cybersecurity


Percentage of increase in cyberattacks against the education industry in 2021


Percentage of breaches in education industry that involved ransomware

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