47% of educational institutions experienced a cyberattack on their cloud infrastructure in 2022

The education sector is 11% more likely to face account compromise attacks than the other industries surveyed.

IRVINE, Calif., September 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Netwrix, a cybersecurity provider that makes data security easy, today announced additional findings for the education sector from its 2022 Global Cloud Data Security Report.

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The survey revealed that 47% of educational institutions experienced a cyberattack on their cloud infrastructure in the last 12 months. For 27% of them, cloud incidents were associated with unplanned spending to fix security breaches.

“Educational institutions are eager to expand their cloud adoption – the industry expects to have 56% of workload in the cloud by the end of 2023, compared to 44% this year,” says Dirk Schrader, Vice President Netwrix Security Research. . “But without proper visibility into who has access to sensitive data and when and how that data is being used, IT teams will not be able to proactively mitigate data overexposure and detect suspicious behavior in the cloud.”

83% of educational organizations confirmed that they store sensitive data in the cloud. Since educators and students are constantly sharing that information, they are more concerned about insider threats than other industries. 48% of respondents in this sector consider the cybersecurity risks associated with their own employees to be the greatest.

“The education sector has good reason to be concerned about insider threats, with 42% of them experiencing account compromise attacks in 2022 compared to the average of 31% of the other industries surveyed. Consequently, their education teams IT should pay more attention to identity and access management by implementing a permanent zero-privilege approach and enforcing strong password policies,” adds Schrader.

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