School districts and institutions of higher education are particularly vulnerable to cyber criminals. Between a store of highly sensitive information and an open network for students and staff, K-12 and Universities are often targeted by ransomware and other cyber threats.
Protecting this valuable information requires an advanced level of security. However, most educational facilities are faced with limited funding, which can lead to resource and staffing shortages. Despite higher education being on the leading edge of research and innovation, funding challenges can still lead to a regressed scenario when it comes to IT technology. In addition, major regulatory compliance obligations in education require extensive resources, often resulting in oversight on security infrastructure and reporting.
Educational Institutions face many risks from a cyber attack, including:
Alagen is deeply experienced with the nuances related to cybersecurity for educational institutions, going beyond expectations set by regulation requirements to meet the unique security needs of each organization. Proper security posture is no longer just a recommendation, but an operational requirement due to the frequency and sophistication of attacks, and the high costs associated with breached data.
We partner with K-12 and Higher Education Institutions, working with each to address security-related needs and improve overall security posture. We mix industry experience with overall cybersecurity acumen to provide solutions that fit. Services commonly include:
Alagen is committed to staying ahead of the most formidable, industry-specific security challenges. We are truly in the trenches with our healthcare clients.