Securing India’s Education Sector

July 6, 2020

Express Computer

Educational institutions have long been a data goldmine due to the collection and storage of sensitive student information. From personal information such as address, health records and payment information, these institutions often run massive network systems across various campuses, with thousands of students and staffs connecting to their online portals. To home in on this point, a Bangalore-based edu tech start-up, Unacademy, recently suffered a major security breach with the details of over 22 million users up for sale on the dark web. Global data from this past year shows that this industry saw phishing attacks in 28% of breaches and hacking via stolen credentials in 23% of breaches