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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Our partnership with Redscan has been one of the most successful that we have ever undertaken"
"Should I need any security testing again in the future, Redscan would be my first port of call!"
"Redscan's cost effective service gives us peace of mind that we are doing all we can to protect our clients, our business, our staff, our counterparties and other partners"
"Redscan’s hands on approach identified security flaws that had previously been overlooked by other vendors"
“We’ve established a successful partnership with Redscan – their market leading cyber security offering is strong and we’ve won some exciting projects together”
A serious weakness in WPA2, a protocol used to secure modern Wi-Fi networks, has emerged that makes it possible for hackers to decrypt transmitted data. The exploit …
Aware of his responsibility, under the Senior Manager Regime, to protect against data security breaches, the CEO of an international trading organisation commissioned Redscan’s Red Team to perform …
Redscan overview brochure