The education sector experienced a 44% increase in cyber-attacks when compared to 2021, with an average of 2297 attacks against organizations every week.
56% of lower education organizations and 64% of higher education organizations were hit by ransomware in the last year.
Colleges and universities, on average, take twice as long as organizations in other industries to recover — 40% took over a month, 31% took one to three months and 9% recovered from a ransomware attack in a three-to-six-month period.
HOW ENZOIC HELPS
Academic institutions balance limited cyber resources to protect a diverse community that can access legacy systems from any device. When faculty, staff and students use compromised passwords, it’s impossible to keep the bad actors out. That’s why NIST overhauled password rules to eliminate complexity rules and frequent password resets. The modern approach to passwords makes it easier for both the IT department and the user community.
Quick to get started and minimal IT burden. Add security without adding another obstacle to the authentication flow
Follow best practice password policy recommendations, including detecting when good passwords become compromised
Remove outdated policies that made passwords harder for users but easier for hackers
“Passwords remain an effective and affordable authentication solution. However, to keep our systems secure, we determined we needed a way to prevent the use of compromised credentials.”
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