School Safety Goes Deeper Than Metal Detectors – How ANC Group Is Improving Digital Security in Campuses Across the Southeast.

As the use of technology continues to increase in schools, it’s important to ensure that proper digital security campus measures are put in place. In a world where generations are born with technology, knowing how to protect that information is more vital than knowing how to use it. ANC Group specializes in proactively working to improve digital security in campuses across the southeast.

Today’s college students are tech-savvy, yet they sometimes struggle with keeping their information safe. However, it doesn’t all fall on the students – a 2018 study shows that nearly 90% of institutions don’t protect their students and faculty from cyber attacks.

Since 2020, cyberattacks have increased tremendously, leaving one Illinois college campus victim to the ensuing damage. Lincoln College received an encrypted message that they had had to pay the ransom or they would not get their information or technology back. They ended up paying this but did not gain access to all of their systems for months. They had a vote to close down the school as this ripple effect trickled down to enrollment numbers or lack thereof.

Protecting students and staff is a top priority. If it hasn’t been discussed previously, now is the time to consider enhancing digital security in your campus.

How Does Digital Security Work?

In this digital world, digital security acts as a shield for your information and technology. This includes:

  1. Firewall – Digital barrier that prevents unauthorized access to your network.
  2. Antivirus Software – Detects and removes viruses, malware, and other harmful programs.
  3. Password Protection – Limits access to certain areas through secure and unique passwords.
  4. Updates – Keep all systems and software protected to prevent hackers from taking advantage of known vulnerabilities.
  5. Zero Trust Eliminate implicit trust in every stage of digital interaction and continuously re-validate every stage.

The main function of this service is to protect you, however, it can also detect, prevent and respond to threats. Going without it is not only risky, but it can be very costly.

As the ripple effect of what happened at Lincoln College endured, it severely damaged the college’s reputation. Not only would you be without your systems and information, you run the risk of being without students to stay open for. Your campus needs digital security.

How Can ANC Group Protect You?

The average cost of a malware attack on a company is $2.6 million (Accenture). The average cost of digital security in campuses all over is significantly lower in cost, and it includes benefits and optimal support.

ANC Group excels in digital security for schools and universities, providing not only necessary protection, but also a plan for if (or when) something happens. Our team is trained and certified to handle these situations quickly and efficiently, ensuring minimal damage.

We offer services and expert guidance in the following areas:

  1. Network Infrastructure
  2. Cloud Solutions
  3. CyberSecurity

All three of these facets work in conjunction to protect your digital safety. By providing insight and protection, we make sure that you don’t have to fear being the next victim of a cyber attack.

Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact us today for a free assessment. Keep your mind at ease knowing your digital campus security will be well protected.