With an average of 1,605 attacks per organization, per week, education was one of the top targets for cybercriminals in 2021. The education sector witnessed a 75% year-on-year increase in cyberattacks.

Educational institutions hold important data and intellectual property, but they lack the necessary resources needed to defend themselves as other businesses do. Cybercriminals realize this fact and are exploiting this lack of defense to maximize their gains.

That’s why we have come up with a comprehensive checklist that provides a list of best practices as well as six key steps to build an effective incident response plan. This checklist will help educational institutes like yours prepare in advance for situations like cyberattacks and other unforeseen disruptive incidents.