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 The Need for Cybersecurity & Cyber Safety at Schools

Acronis SCS, provides a turn key solution for cybersecurity & cyber safety at schools. Cybersecurity is one threat on the list of hazards that may impact students, staff and visitors. The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center is tasked with providing guidance on this multifaceted hazard. The cyber safety of schools depends on managing diverse and complex tasks on a shoestring budget.

K-12 school districts and higher education institutions face two primary cyber challenges: those resulting from IT inefficiencies and those posed by data security threats.

First up, inefficiencies. America’s public education institutions must often make due with limited IT staffs and budgets, leading to vulnerability and lost productivity. Nowhere is this more visible than in schools’ outdated system provisioning methods, which require individual machine imaging at painstakingly slow speeds for computer labs, classes, or library trainings.

The second and equally critical challenge for the US education sector is the threat posed by bad actors intent on wreaking havoc, extorting money, or stealing sensitive data.

In July 2020, cyberattacks on public school systems surged a whooping 18 percent, likely due to greater reliance on classroom technology during the pandemic.

With the threat of costly downtime and the unintentional release of sensitive data that often accompany these attacks, today’s ransomware epidemic should cause any public school superintendent or college dean to sit up, take notice, and make real changes to their organizations’ cyber protection practices.

This is why the Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud is the ideal solution for schools. Not only does it provide backup and recovery, but it is a turn key solution for all endpoint security needs: antivirus, threat detection, investigation, device management, data leak protection (DLP) and more!

You get all of this at a budget friendly price.

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How Acronis SCS Provides the Answers

Acronis SCS’ trusted cyber protection and imaging solutions help the education sector tackle these challenges with ease – and at an affordable price tag. Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud, our NEW FIPS 140-2, CJIS, and HIPAA certified cloud solution run and supported in the US by 100% US citizens. This revolutionary solution allows you to mix and match a range of product features from backup to cybersecurity and antimalware – all managed from a centralized console. With mix-and-match functionality, plug-and-play capability, and flexible deployments and licensing, Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud gives you the flexibility to meet the unique needs facing your organization – without breaking the bank.

With Acronis SCS Snap Deploy, IT personnel for education institutions of any size will save countless hours with rapid bare metal deployments and easy-to-schedule zero physical touch redeployments to a large number of devices or servers – even those with dissimilar hardware – in one go.

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