Proactive Cybersecurity Support Can Reduce School’s Cyber Risk- Here’s How

Cybersecurity is a necessary element for all in the education sector as our world becomes increasingly digital. In order to protect staff and students, schools need to create or strengthen cybersecurity support measures. These security measures can prevent access for cybercriminals seeking to compromise or damage sensitive records and data.

About 60% of cybersecurity attacks result from weaknesses in a system’s IT infrastructure that could have been avoided with routine software security updates or patching. Proactive cybersecurity support works to increase the defensive strength of school systems so users can prohibit unauthorized access and cyber-attacks.

In this post we’ll discuss the benefits of adopting proactive cybersecurity support for your school’s network protection.

What is Reactive vs. Proactive IT Support?

Proactive cybersecurity is a comprehensive and continuous effort to identify potential threats, stop them before they happen, and continuously monitor the system for vulnerabilities. It’s important to have both proactive AND reactive support measures in place so you can effectively respond to and recover from an attack. However, an emphasis on proactive IT support will prevent cyber attacks, saving time and money.

Benefits of Proactive Cybersecurity Support

Schools heavily rely on technology for administrative needs, physical security, and teaching methods. This dependence on technology has invited increased cyberattacks from bad actors. That is why taking a proactive approach to your cybersecurity is no longer an option, but a necessity to remain protected from the constantly growing threat landscape.

 There are several benefits to implementing proactive IT support for your school.

  • Preventative Measures: Understanding where your vulnerabilities are is the first step in proactive cybersecurity.  Our team will do a Technology Assessment to evaluate where your network is most vulnerable and help prevent attacks from happening in the first place. By identifying and patching vulnerabilities, you can make it more difficult for attackers to gain access to your systems.
  • Detects Issues Early: By continuously monitoring your system with a managed service provider, proactive support can identify issues early on before they become major problems. This allows you to fix the issue quickly and mitigate any damage to your system or data.
  • Improved Productivity: Proactive cybersecurity can improve productivity by preventing and reducing downtime that could occur because of attacks. When systems are down, it takes away from time that could be used to teach or learn.
  • Improved Security Posture: By taking proactive steps to improve security, you can create a greater defense against attacks. This will help improve your school’s overall security posture. 

Safeguard Your School’s Technology with ANC Group

It’s more important than ever for schools to have a strong cybersecurity infrastructure in place to protect their staff and students from cyber attacks. Unfortunately, schools may not have the resources or knowledge to properly protect themselves. ANC Group offers comprehensive, proactive cybersecurity solutions that can keep your school’s systems safe and secure. Our team of experts has years of experience working within the education sector and can help provide guidance not only with technology solutions but also with knowledge around funding assistance. 

We have the skills and experience necessary for protecting schools from cyber attacks, and we know what it takes to keep your data safe. Contact us today to get started proactively protecting your school.