It's likely that, on more than one occasion, you’ve entered a website only to discover that it's down for unspecified reasons. Soon enough, you come to know that the service was the target of an attack, and it had to shut down for a while. Hacking is usually the first conclusion, but actually, it could have been something far more subtle and direct than that. We are talking about a DDoS attack, one of -if not the most common type of attacks today, which cost millions every year to institutions.
A cyber attack is something no institution wants to be part of, but the chances of being affected by one never stop being a possibility, no matter how much you have spent on data security in your company, so being prepared is a priority. But, what happens once you’ve being targeted by an attack or are already affected? The costs involved in the process are so high that a new plan of action is needed, and there is one option taken straight from our daily life.
Cyber and Data Security is a hot topic nowadays. Not only is it present in our daily life, but it has started to affect other areas such as politics, international relations and even the well-being of complete companies, so being prepared should be one of the most important things to take care of this year.
If the Death Star's plans could be stolen by a bunch of young rebels, what about the strategic data of your educational institution? Is it safe enough?
Schools and universities are highly connected environments, every day there are hundreds, or even thousands, of students, academics and employees, walking around and using their laptops, tablets and smartphones, accessing institutional data every single minute.