With millions of students and educators relying on technology in the classroom and at home, cybersecurity is a critical concern for K-12 and higher education.
Assess, Prepare, Protect With Cybersecurity Solutions
Digital learning brings new challenges, including cyberattacks that can disrupt education and damage student and teacher data privacy.
Put the building blocks in place to protect yourself from data leaks and cybercriminals.
Cyberattacks Are On The Rise - Bluum Can Help
The best way for an organization to minimize risk is through careful planning and holistic preparation. Following Bluum's three-step process will keep you protected and prepared.
1. Plan Processes & Practices
Many school IT leaders are stretched thin, and don’t have the resources to conduct in-depth planning for proactive cyber governance structures. Bluum’s cybersecurity and education experts are focused on helping you create critical contingency management plans (like Incident Response, Disaster Recovery, and Business Continuity Plans) that define a roadmap to mature your cybersecurity response posture.
2. Pinpoint Vulnerabilities
Not sure where to start? Our Cybersecurity Assessments can give you a clearer picture of your organization’s security posture. Our funding advisory experts can assist in discovering and applying for grants to invest in solutions tailored to your needs.
3. Build Resiliency
As cyberattacks evolve, it’s crucial to have a plan for addressing threats as they arise. Bluum offers recommendations for solutions that provide ongoing protection and prevent the loss of money and instructional time.
Protect Your Network, Devices and Data from Cyberattacks
Talk to a Bluum cybersecurity expert to learn more about our solutions and services.
Why is Cybersecurity a Critical Issue in K-12?
In 2021, district-level leaders ranked cybersecurity as the top concern for the seventh year straight.*
*based on CoSN survey data
Reported cyberattacks against K-12 schools in 2020, an 18% increase over 2019
Days of downtime in U.S. schools due to ransomware attacks (Feb. ’18-Jun. ’21)
K-12 schools with a full-time staffer dedicated to cybersecurity
Bluum’s Cybersecurity Solutions
Protect end-user devices connected to a network or cloud with technologies including antivirus tools, endpoint protection platforms (EPP) and endpoint detection and response (EDR) to detect, prevent and respond to cyberattacks in real-time.
Prevent and remediate internal and external threats with next-generation firewalls, intrusion prevention, and detection and response systems designed for complete system visibility.
Safeguard cloud-based data and applications and protect against data loss and malicious theft with tools that elevate application visibility, security and control for hybrid learning environments.
Detect and block threats deployed through email and the Internet with real-time protection technologies, including spam and DNS filters, encryption and antivirus.
Keep user data secure with backup and recovery software for the cloud for on-premises and hybrid learning environments and backup-as-a-service (BaaS) solutions.
Awareness and compliance training for students and staff to improve cybersecurity hygiene and reduce phishing and social engineering attacks.
Professional and Managed Services
Security Posture Assessment and Advisory
A self-evaluation of your organization's tools, processes and people against major cybersecurity areas followed by personalized consultation for actionable insights.
K-12 Cyber Hygiene Fundamentals Workshop
In this 60–90-minute workshop, we'll explore what cybersecurity means for schools, define best practices and learn how to stay ahead of the curve in protecting assets, students and staff from cyber threats.
Vulnerability and Web Application Scanning
A scanning and identification service to inspect the critical infrastructure for looming security risks, with recommendations to improve your security posture and protect against ransomware attacks.
A cyberattack simulation performed by a certified ethical hacker to provide deep insights into vulnerabilities and prevent breaches.
24 x 7 x 365 Human-Led Monitoring, Detection and Response
A team of incident response (IR) analysts is available 24/7/365 to take targeted actions on your behalf to neutralize any threats.
Comprehensive solutions to support customers who need additional support, including ongoing backup, phishing simulation-as-a-service, monitoring and patching, and a virtual help desk.
Real-time identification of the cause of an attack, halting attacks in progress, securing data and helping your organization implement changes to strengthen cybersecurity posture and prevent future attacks.
Rooted in Education
A deep understanding of your dynamic landscape that increases threat exposure from device proliferation to resource shortages
Leading Cybersecurity Partners
Curated partnerships with leaders in cybersecurity addressing education’s unique cyber threats
Comprehensive K-12 Cybersecurity
From assessment and advisory to tailored solutions and managed services
Discover Cybersecurity Resources
Learn more about how to improve your organization’s security posture.
How Grant Funding Can Help Protect Your School Against Cyberattacks
How Federal Funds Can Secure School Districts
Schools that funded and implemented programs to increase the security of their students are far safer than those that have not.
Cybersecurity Posture Assessment
Rate your institution's readiness across various parameters in 8 key areas that concern K-12 cybersecurity.
The Changing Landscape of Cyber Threats in Education
Bluum partners with industry leaders in the cybersecurity space and can address your needs.
Cybersecurity in a Digitally Responsive Educational Organization
What teachers, parents and students should know about cybersecurity.