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Posted on September 8, 2021 by in Children & Families, Identity & Privacy, Personal, Scam Alerts

CYBERCRIMINALS ARE FOLLOWING STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL

This year, Back to School won’t be like any other year. The school experience has remained at least partially digital: classrooms, curriculums, social interactions, business meetings, and more. Now that class is back in session, cybercriminals are ready to pounce on the education system, its employees, and students.

We see once again that hackers thrive in this chaos and confusion. Perhaps no area has been as deeply impacted as education. In 2020, U.S. education cyber incidents were up 18% over the previous year. The first half of 2021 saw a 29% increase in worldwide education cyberattacks. Luckily, students, families, and school employees can take actions now to thwart cyber threats!

GET EDUCATED ON CYBER THREATS

At our on-demand Back-to-School webinar, Sontiq is joined by guest speaker Sharon Vinderine, CEO and Founder of Parent Tested Parent Approved. Together we investigate how to detect cyber threats — from cyberbullying to phishing lures, plus review the latest scams faced by students, faculty, and educational organizations. And, of course, we offer tips and recommendations for students and caregivers to protect against cyber fraud and identity theft throughout the school experience.

WATCH OUR ON-DEMAND WEBINAR

From ransomware to social engineering, watch Sontiq’s on-demand webinar Don’t Get Schooled: Pay Attention to These Top 5 Cyber Threats. We review the new cyber landscape in education and how to ensure digital safety and security for all.

Back to School on-demand webinar