Protecting Educational Organisations

Educational organisations increasingly use digital resources for their educational programs, and it becomes crucial to provide secure and safe access to information.

The cyber threat profile of schools and universities has changed dramatically. These days, these organisations need to deploy proactive detection and response measures to safeguard their staff students and research and protect their reputation.

Education Sector Cyber Security Challenges

Universities must maintain large, highly heterogeneous environments with limited budgets and IT resources.

To effectively safeguard students learning activities, universities need to be able to monitor students’ online training, at the same time respecting and protecting their privacy.

Students typically have multiple ways to interact with universities systems and resources, and it is not always straightforward to pinpoint activities conducted by any particular individual.

Universities need to be able to find a balance between providing an open educational environment where students can ethically conduct research and get access to required data while at the same time identifying malicious activity and unethical behaviour.

Universities need to effectively deal with threats such as improper use (e.g. cryptocurrency mining), research rights protection and illegal access to safety and copywriter material.

With almost 64% of all malware attacks

the education industry is the most affected by cybercrime.

87% of educational institutes

have experienced at least 1 Cyberattack.

85% of schools and universities

demand additional cyber security funding.

Our Solution

To safeguard student data, research, processes and finance, schools must put strategies to mitigate cyber threats.

ThreatDefence XDR platform empowered with User and Entity Behaviour Analytics provides advanced machine learning and anomaly detection, connecting security event data from applications, wireless networks and cloud infrastructure, and enabling rich context on individuals’ actions and behaviour.

Behaviour Analytics for Deep Visibility

The solution helps to understand the behaviour of students and their assets and provides deep visibility into the use of university resources, services and applications.

Our platform is pre-configured with multiple detection use cases tailored explicitly for educational institutions.

Data Exfiltration

Unauthorised Access

Improper Use of Resources

Anonymous Traffic

Nation-state Cyber Espionage

Connect security data organised around user identities, recording locations, time of use, connectivity patterns, and activities associated with the help of cloud and on-premises services.

Baseline normal behaviour based on authorised access events, gradual trends, usage and work patterns.

Real-time correlation and analysis of the application and network activity and other data sources to detect based on the custom use cases developed for an educational organisation.

A single panel of glass dashboard presenting all activities of any particular student.

Automatically distinguishes suspicious and risky deviations from normal events.

What Our Customers Say

We needed another layer of security to get visibility into what was happening in our network, and ThreatDefence checked all the boxes for us. With ThreatDefence, we can better understand cyber security threats to our environment and collect information to react to those threats quickly.

IT Manager, Large Educational Institution

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