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Each October the National Cybersecurity Alliance, along with industry-leading organizations such as CIST, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI, celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). This year, join us in doing your part to recognize cyber threats, employ the latest cybersecurity initiatives, and mitigate overall risk at your district by learning best practices.

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The Latest Statistics

In 2021, 67 individual ransomware attacks affected 954 schools and colleges, potentially impacting 950,129 students."

"On average, schools lose over four days to downtime and spend almost a month recovering from the attack."

Around 30% of education employees failed to pass a phishing test, but this fell to around 5% after cybersecurity awareness training."

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Currently, the Education industry is ranked last in cybersecurity preparedness out of 17 major industries. We know the best way to turn this statistic around is through user awareness training. What are the burning Cybersecurity questions you want to be answered? For the month of October, each question you submit below will be answered directly by our Cybersecurity experts for the latest and greatest tips! Ask away!

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Fast Facts

For July 2021, schools and research facilities experienced an average of 1,739 cyberattacks per organization each week. That volume showed a 29% increase from the first half of 2021.

What else?

According to Ponemon Institute, Educational records are worth up to $265 each on the black market.

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