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As schools become more dependent on technology, ransomware attacks against schools are increasing. To help schools worldwide proactively prepare for and respond to cyberattacks,
With cybercriminals continuing to view schools as compelling targets,
The IBM Education Security Preparedness Grants program, now in its second year, received more than 120 applications from schools across the
“Ransomware operators are increasingly setting their sights on schools and colleges, putting more pressure on these institutions to prioritise their cybersecurity. The impact of cyberattacks on schools also cascades down to students and their families, and so can have a significant impact on the wider community,” said
Commenting on the partnership announcement,
“The new partnership between City of Dublin ETB and
The grant applications that
Key findings from applications included:
Targets of Cyberattacks – One in four applicants has experienced a cybersecurity breach or ransomware attack, indicating that cybercriminals are taking advantage of the sectors’ security constraints.
Absence of Readiness – The majority of school districts say they do not have a cybersecurity plan in place and have not received any cybersecurity training, increasing the security risk posed by human error.
Lack of Resources – Just 20% of districts has personnel dedicated to cybersecurity.
“We’re excited that the City of Dublin ETB will be participating in this global programme as part of
The 2022 IBM Education Security Preparedness Grant recipients are:
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