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Cyber Security in Education

Universities, colleges, schools and other educational institutions collect vast quantities of sensitive information such as student records, credit card details, academic transcripts and research data, which they have a legal and ethical obligation to protect.

As attacks become increasingly targeted and well-funded, many organisations within the educational services sector can struggle to adequately protect themselves.

Common cyber security challenges faced by the education sector include:

Protecting large, decentralised and fractured IT estates
Juggling conflicts between academic openness and information security
Balancing tight budgetary pressures and competing educational priorities
Mitigating a rise in cyber-espionage and DDoS attacks
Complying with PCI-DSS, the GDPR and other data security standards
Overcoming a lack of in-house security skills and resources

GDPR compliance in Education

To achieve compliance with the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is essential that all educational institutions have suitable technical and organisational measures in place to ensure that personal data is protected against unauthorised processing, accidental loss and destruction. Another important GDPR requirement is the need to have robust procedures in place to detect and investigate personal data breaches as well as report them within 72 hours to a relevant authority and, in high-risk cases, to affected individuals.

By helping universities, colleges and schools to understand and address gaps in their cyber security as well as proactively detect and remediate threats when they occur, Redscan’s affordable managed cyber security services support swift, hassle-free GDPR compliance.

€20 million or 4% of global turnover (whichever is greater)
The maximum GDPR penalty for a cyber security breach.

Our services

Managed Detection and Response

Functioning as an extension of in-house IT resources, ThreatDetect™ is an award-winning MDR service supplying the capabilities needed to monitor, hunt for and remediate cyber-attacks and breaches 24/7.

Red Team Operations

Experience a real-world cyber-attack simulation to identify the weaknesses an attacker could exploit, quantify the value of data that could be exfiltrated and assess the effectiveness of security investments.

Penetration Testing

Our CREST-approved, fully customisable pen test engagements enable you to identify vulnerabilities and exposures in your infrastructure, applications, people and processes in order to reduce security risk.

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