Making the grade:

Cybersecurity in education

Education is one of the cornerstones of society, giving citizens the knowledge to keep the world functioning and to do things better in the future.

Technology has made it faster and easier to access and share knowledge. But this modern reliance on technology means education organisations are at risk from both insider and external cyberthreats.

The main motivation for cybercriminals is to benefit from accessing or stealing the diverse data stored in educational networks, which includes student and financial information, as well as valuable research. They may also want to disrupt organisations for financial gain or ideological reasons.

In ‘Making the Grade: Cybersecurity in Education’, we examine the cyberthreats facing education and what steps organisations should take to protect themselves more effectively from such risks.