Few would dispute that the last 12 months has been the most difficult period for the education sector since World War 2. With the pandemic shutting students and staff out of universities, colleges and schools for months, the sector has had to struggle with the same financial and logistical challenges as every other part of the economy. Less noticed is that education has had to cope with a second pandemic of cybercrime, which after years of steady growth has started causing damage that might in less unusual times be considered a crisis. Cybercrime doesn't usually put lives at stake, but it is increasingly risking livelihoods, as well as storing up data loss problems that could seriously affect many of Britain's young people for years into the future
Download our White Paper in partnership with Sophos for a look at how cybercrime has affected the education sector and some of the methods to shore up security defences.