Education continues to be plagued by errors, social engineering and inadequately secured email credentials. With regard to incidents, DoS attacks account for over half of all incidents in Education.
382 incidents, 99 with confirmed data disclosure
Top 3 patterns
Miscellaneous Errors, Web Application Attacks, and Everything Else
represent 80% of breaches
External (57%), Internal (45%), Multiple parties (2%) (breaches)
Financial (80%), Espionage (11%), Fun (4%), Grudge (2%),
Ideology (2%) (breaches)
Personal (55%), Credentials (53%) and Internal (35%) (breaches)
It’s in the syllabus
Anticipating the top pattern for Education each year is a bit like playing the "which shell is it under?" game.You know it’s (most likely) under one of three shells, but when you finally point to one, t he data proves you wrong with a deft statistical sleight of hand. There were three patterns in a statistical dead heat, and like the Netherlands’ women speed skaters in the 3000m, it was a dominant podium sweep. Miscellaneous Errors (35%) had a strong showing, because (spoiler alert) people still have their moments. Most of these errors are of the typical misdelivery and publishing error types that we have all come to know and love.