Protect your student records and other valuable data.
Ransomware attacks often steal copies of your files prior to encryption so the criminals can threaten you with a data breach if you do not pay the ransom. These attacks are disruptive, expensive, and harmful, and 90% of them start with a phishing email.
Keep ransomware out of your district.
Ransomware attacks against schools are growing in both volume and speed. In 2019 Louisiana declared a state of emergency after ransomware spread rapidly across multiple school districts. Phones and computers were inaccessible and school data was locked and encrypted. The negative impact of ransomware is also growing, as attackers have turned to extortion to force schools to pay. The private information of over 320,000 students was released online when one school district chose to restore from backup rather than pay a ransom.
Barracuda Total Email Protection sanitizes every email before it is delivered to your mail server. This stops ransomware from entering your network through malicious attachments, links, and URLs.
Barracuda Total Email Protection includes data leak protection and email encryption that will find and protect sensitive data in the email infrastructure. Content policies can automatically encrypt, quarantine, or even block certain outbound emails based on their content, sender, or recipient.
Defend your network and users from phishing attacks.
The 2020 K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center report revealed that over 90% of K-12 cyberattacks started with a phishing email. Criminals impersonate an individual or organization to target a victim and steal login credentials or trick someone into paying a fake invoice. Often this will happen alongside an attempt to install malware on the victim’s device with a malicious download or URL.