As attacks become increasingly targeted and well funded

Many educational organizations struggle to adequately protect themselves; this is where apptroops steps in.

Education Sector holds huge database and Personal Identifiable Information (PII). The security in the education sector is important as the hackers can misuse information collected by the institutes. The database comprises of:

  • Student’s personal data such as email, address, contact number and financial information etc.
  • Admission Details
  • Examination Details
  • Administration Details
  • Institute’s Employee Details
  • Financial Data of Institute

According to a new study, a data breach in Education Sector costs $245 per compromised record


11% of all data breaches were recorded in education sector alone.

database and Personal Identifiable Information
  • Lack of IT security policy monitoring and implementation.
  • Users carrying and using their personal devices within institution’s network.
  • Open Wi-Fi hotspots and network access.
  • The numerous amount of user information, which can be easily compromised, attracts the cyber criminals. These range from students’ personal information, credit card data or financial aid records.
As attacks become increasingly targeted and well funded

Why are educational institutions at risk?

As attacks become increasingly targeted and well funded

Cyber security challenges faced by the education sector include

  • Protecting the huge IT infrastructures
  • Balancing conflicts between academic openness and information security
  • With the rise in cyber-espionage and DDoS attacks a demand of mitigating those increases
  • PCI-DSS and other data security standards are not as easy to comply with
  • Overcoming a lack of security skills and resources

apptroops helps the universities, colleges, and schools to understand and address problems in their cyber security as well as proactively detect and remediate threats when they occur.

As attacks become increasingly targeted and well funded

What do we do?

apptroops find vulnerabilities and offer recommendations for better securing the
application and the sensitive data it handles