Cyber security for the Education sector
Education facilities are frequent targets for ransomware, DDoS attacks and data breaches. Organisations in the education sector turn to Sense of Security to review and secure systems and to improve their approach to cybersecurity to ensure data protection and maintain student and staff privacy.
Ensuring that your systems and procedures maintain the highest level of cyber security is imperative in today’s threat landscape. In the education sector, it’s often human error that leads to the most devastating consequences.
What we do
Sense of Security helps education organisations secure data and systems.
- Provide strategic advice on effective approaches to security
- Help you align security to your organisational goals, and
- Assist in risk management to combat an ever-evolving range of threats.
At Sense of Security, we understand the specific demands facing organisations that have Student Management Systems, Campus Wireless Networking and Online Curriculum Systems.
We can protect and secure your data through multi-pronged solutions that address the unique risks faced by educational organisations across Australia. Our goal is to ensure schools and universities can operate openly and securely without risking disruption and data loss.
Privacy and compliance with Commonwealth and state privacy acts and principles is fundamental to the education sector. The Sense of Security privacy team has been ensuring organisations meet their privacy obligations and notification requirements for 20 years in Australia and overseas.
A well-prepared Incident Response (IR) Plan is key in today’s threat landscape. Sense of Security offers a comprehensive service that improves IR maturity levels. It includes a dedicated 24 x 7 year-round IR hotline for peace of mind. You get access to the resources and knowledge you need to help execute your IR plan perfectly.
Information security awareness training is the answer to increasing information security awareness for your staff and students. We can assist you in providing your staff and students with the knowledge they need to remain vigilant in today’s threat landscape.
Sense of Security is your trusted cyber security partner in the Education Sector.
Education industry case studies
Higher Education Institution
The client approached Sense of Security following a Distributed Denial of Service attack that caused frequent outages of its online student services. With additional work required to remediate infrastructure faults causing weaknesses in its digital platforms, Sense of Security was engaged to provide a broader service in the area of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS).
- Undertook consultation and review process to identify appropriate strategies required to resolve DDoS vulnerabilities.
- Designed, implemented a measured DDoS testing program.
This client engaged Sense of Security to test its Student Management System (SMS) prior to launch, ensuring protection of sensitive data across web, mobile and cloud platforms storing enrolment, course management and examination information.
- Developed and implemented a testing program and remediation/retesting process to ensure faults had been remedied.
- Presented key risks to the University for internal management..