The Importance of Cyber Security in Schools

Have you heard the latest news on Cyber Security attacks affecting schools in America? One school in particular in Ohio has been targeted by a “trickbot” computer virus, stealing sensitive information and even bringing the entire school district to a halt.

Although the issue originated on one computer system, the virus quickly spread across several other devices including phones, air conditioners and even security cameras! Though the school was fortunate enough to have all bank accounts frozen prior to any unwanted transfers, not everyone was as lucky. One teacher even found that someone had gained access to their Amazon account, purchasing several computers on their credit card.

Not only do cyber attacks and data breaches like these occur far more often than they should, but they also leave a huge financial burden in their wake. Even now, costs are still being evaluated to identify the total amount of damage caused by this malicious software.

At Gemini, we offer a range of services that cater to the specific needs of schools, including a managed I.T. Support service specialised for the education sector. With over 14 years of experience in providing services to schools, you can trust our engineers to ensure everything runs smoothly. To find out more about the services we offer, visit our website here.

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