Threat Prevention & Detection Solutions for Education Sector

Education Sector Security Solutions

Enhance your organization’s security architecture to defend, detect, and respond to ransomware and advanced threats targeting educational institutions.

Overview

The Education sector faces challenges in resources, funding and operational fluctuations due to the nature of the student and faculty turnover. These challenges have been exacerbated by the unexpected, pandemic-forced mandates for distance learning or a hybrid form of instruction.

This shift expands the target for financially-motivated threat actors, and credentials are the first stage of an attacker’s approach. Attackers focus on compromising credentials since they provide the means to commit ransomware attacks, install malware and move laterally throughout the network once they establish a foothold.

To effectively address the onslaught of ransomware, compromised credentials, advanced threats, and theft of personal records and other sensitive information, educational organizations are looking for a more comprehensive approach to strengthen their security posture.  These organizations are actively turning to Attivo Networks® solutions to detect and derail these attacks with identity protection and prevention against privilege escalation and lateral movement activities.

Why prioritize visibility & detection in the education sector

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targeted data

75% of targeted data was personal information

— Verizon 2020 DBIR

Ransomware

Ransomware

80% of malware-related incidents were attributed to ransomware

— Verizon 2020 DBIR

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Insider Threats

Insiders comprised more than 33% of the total threat actors in 2020

— Verizon 2020 DBIR

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Records Compromised

Since 2005, US educational institutions have lost over 24 million records in more than 1300 breaches 

— Comparitech

Benefits

Educational institutions choose Attivo Networks® security solutions for derailing ransomware attacks and protecting their student’s and administration’s sensitive information.

Visibility & Prevention

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Identity Risk Visibility

Continuous visibility to credential, AD objects, and cloud entitlement exposures including health scores and topographical maps

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AD Attack & Risk Visibility

Over 200 checks to assess Active Directory risk and vulnerabilities and live attack detection

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Credential & Entitlement Risk Visibility

Unequaled visibility to identity and entitlement exposures at endpoints, Active Directory, and the cloud.

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Attack Surface Reduction

Visibility to exposures and attack paths for prompt remediation and reduction of the attack surface across the enterprise.

Detection & Protection

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Ransomware & APT Derailment

Prevent & detect credential misuse, privilege escalation, and lateral movement with visibility, data cloaking, misdirection, and decoy.

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Identity Detection & Response

Unequaled visibility to identity and entitlement exposures at endpoints, Active Directory, and the cloud.

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Credential Protection

Protect against credential theft and misuse with credential cloaking, lures, and misdirections.

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Endpoint Detection

Boost endpoint detection performance by an average of 42% with protection against credential, AD, and APT attacks.

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Lateral Movement Detection

Detection for stage 2 attacks including discovery, reconnaissance, credential theft and privilege escalation techniques.

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Decoy & Threat Intelligence

Create an active defense by adding in decoys to obfuscate the attack surface and gain company-centric threat intelligence.

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Fulfill compliance

Prepare for and satisfy audit and compliance requirements with on-demand assessments and continuous AD pen testing.

Use Cases for Educational Institutions

— Continuous assessment of credential, privilege escalation, & entitlement exposure

— Visibility across endpoints, Active Directory, and cloud environments.

— Identify non-compliance and policy drift

— Reduce dwell time by 90%+

— Live detection of Active Directory attacks

— Quickly detect targeted and unknown attacks.

— Efficiently detect discovery and reconnaissance activity

— Detect credential misuse and privilege escalation activity

— Identify policy violations originating from external, supplier or internal threat actors.

— Provides threat intelligence and automation for remediation

— Identify credential attack paths

— See over-provisioning and cloud entitlements

— Easily reduce attack surface by remediating exposures

— Topographical maps for easy viewing

— Protect sensitive assets and data from malicious or unintentional insiders

— Provides tools needed to quickly and accurately detect and identify suspicious or malicious insider activity

— Misdirect attacks away from production data

— DecoyDocs for counter-intelligence on attacker intent

— Hide and deny access to sensitive data and storage

Find out how Attivo Networks solutions can solve your education-specific security needs

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Education-specific Case Study

STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM CHOOSES DECEPTION FOR ENHANCED DETECTION AND INCIDENT RESPONSE

Company

A multi-campus state university environment

Situation

University needed accurate and easy to manage detection in an exceptionally diverse infrastructure, with assets distributed across multiple campuses state-wide.

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PROVEN AT GLOBAL SCALE BY LARGE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

"Before we had Attivo we would be spending 4-6 hours dealing with one event, but now with Attivo its about 5-10 minutes for us to understand what is going on.”

Director of Cybersecurity at Multi-Campus State University

Resources

Solution Brief

EMA Research Report: Active Directory Solutions Comparison

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THREATDEFEND PLATFOM OVERVIEW
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Use Cases To Defeat Advanced Attackers
Customer Experiences in Real-World Deception Deployments
MSSP Works with Public School District to use Deception for Network Visbility
A Case Study View of Deception & Concealment Technology in Security Testing

Spotlight

Aite-Novarica Research: Zero Trust Starts With Identity – Protecting Active Directory

 

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