Information Security for Universities, Colleges and K-12 School Districts

Guiding Education Leaders to Cybersecurity Solutions

Assessments, Consulting and Testing for Educators from Single Schools to University Systems

Hackers don’t hesitate in targeting schools. Attacking a K-12 school with ransomware or a DDoS attack can cause major disruptions. And breaching a university can produce a treasure trove of personally identifiable information (PII), bank account data or research information. Pratum has years of experience helping educational leaders strengthen their defenses, whether they’re taking first steps into cybersecurity or fine-tuning a mature environment.

Need help protecting your education systems?

We Answer Your Education-Sector Cybersecurity Questions

Pratum helps create a security strategy that reflects your priorities, including protecting student data, preventing service interruptions, stopping financial scams, securing intellectual property—or all of these at once. We’ll address your key questions, including:

  • How do we set smart priorities with our limited cybersecurity budget?
  • What are our risks around key operations, such as enrolling students?
  • How do we meet our privacy obligations with student data?
  • What’s the best way to secure an environment that includes thousands of student-owned devices?
  • How does physical facility security overlap with our data security?
  • Which cyber insurance policy is right for us?
  • What are the keys to limiting downtime with incident response planning?
  • What kinds of regular testing will confirm our cybersecurity readiness?
  • How can we train faculty, staff and students to do their part in cybersecurity?
Greg Price, CSO/CTO, Troy University

With Pratum, we not only had a cordial, professional engagement, but I felt we were working with a group that was truly concerned with our posture from a security perspective. Everything was very well-planned, orchestrated and executed.

Greg Price CSO/CTO, Troy University

Information Security Services for School Districts and Colleges/Universities

Key Factors in Educational Security

Pratum helps organizations limit their operational and legal exposure by offering support in these key areas:

Cost-effective Solutions

Experienced consultants help you prioritize your spending and affordably meet your obligations.

Ransomware Defense

We’ll guide you toward a layered strategy for stopping this attack commonly faced by schools and universities.

Budget Guidance

We’ll analyze your risks and assign costs so you can make informed choices about cybersecurity spending.

Cloud/BYOD Management

We help you secure information, even when it’s stored on devices you don’t own.

Regulatory Obligations

We’ll explain your requirements under Gramm-Leach-Bliley; breach notification laws; and more.

Practical Training Solutions

Our team can guide you in creating programs to help every user learn to spot and report suspicious activity.

Education Cybersecurity Additional Resources

Higher Education Case Study: Troy University
This major university knows that cybersecurity never rests, so they asked Pratum’s penetration testers to prepare them for the toughest attacks that determined hackers may dream up.
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Lessons Learned from Ransomware Attacks
Step up your ransomware defense with hard-won lessons from organizations that have already been there. In this post, two CEOs, including the president of Iowa's largest community college, took the stage with a commitment to helping others learn from their ransomware experiences.
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10 Most Common Information Security Risks
We asked our consulting team to list the 10 most common risks they see among their clients and put them together in this paper. These are the high-ROI jobs that should move to the front of your IT team’s to-do list.

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Cybersecurity Guidance for School Districts & Higher Education

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