Risk-Based Cybersecurity for Educational Institutions

So your cybersecurity program focuses on what's most important and you can focus on students.


Ransomware attacks have been around for decades, affecting organizations of all sizes and threatening K-12 as well as higher education. How do you avoid attacks like ransomware at your school and how much cybersecurity do you need?

Join Ron Pelletier, Founder and Chief Customer Officer of Pondurance, to discuss:
  • Cybercriminal motivations and common cyberattacks
  • How to formulate your cybersecurity program
  • The importance of performing risk analysis

Ball State Partners with Pondurance for 24/7/365 Managed Detection and Response

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Like so many higher ed institutions, Ball State has a relatively small but mighty cybersecurity team. Understanding that around-the-clock monitoring and response is essential for protecting the university from cyberattack, the BSU team brought in Pondurance to provide managed detection and response (MDR) services and extend those SOC working hours to 24/7/365.
In this case study, see how Pondurance MDR, Digital Forensics and Incident Response Services, and Penetration and Red Team testing gives BSU peace of mind.

We started with one service, then progressed to two and then three and we keep expanding. It is important to feel like this relationship is an extension of our internal team.”

Tobey Coffmann, Director of Information Security Services at BSU

Education organizations are turning to MDR to combat threats. Learn more about cybersecurity considerations for schools in our eBook.

Joplin School District Improves its Cybersecurity Posture with MDR

The Joplin School District wanted to improve its cybersecurity posture. The district was using legacy cybersecurity tools and wanted to be more proactive to make sure it was not the next victim on the news.
In this case study, you’ll see how Pondurance Managed Detection and Response (MDR) was the right fit for the Joplin School District and how Joplin’s IT leadership ultimately saved the district money by adopting Pondurance MDR.

We had a need to develop an internal incident response plan that goes beyond running away and jumping off a bridge.

Vince Crossley, Network Administrator, Joplin School District

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Back to School Cybersecurity Checklist

Keep students and teachers safe online with these helpful reminders so they don’t become victims of a cyberattack. Being prepared includes keeping software up to date, installing antivirus software, using strong passwords, providing security awareness training, and knowing how to detect a phishing email. Get the full list to share with your school!

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