SOFTWARE SECURITY

Bluum Launches Comprehensive Cybersecurity Offering to Schools

Bluum | June 14, 2022

Bluum
Bluum, North America's leading education technology solutions provider, recently announced the launch of a comprehensive cybersecurity offering to schools. Cybersecurity needs and solutions for schools have evolved in recent years – even beyond those brought about by hybrid and remote learning – so Bluum responded with security solutions for people, processes and technology.

According to the SecurityScorecard 2018 report, education ranks last out of 17 industries in terms of cybersecurity, demonstrating that a legacy solution that only includes a first-generation firewall and antivirus software has long been rendered obsolete. Since 2016, there have been more than 1,300 publicly disclosed attacks in the U.S., which averages out to more than one K-12 cyber incident per school day. More than three million students have been affected by cybersecurity breakdowns since February 2018, with education institutions spending an average of $2.73 million to address the impact of a ransomware attack. 

"With limited budgets, highly skilled IT personnel and time, K-12 organizations are hard-pressed to create a solid cybersecurity plan. "Cybersecurity is an incredibly technical and extensive area in IT that is rapidly evolving and needs to stay ahead of ever-evolving attack methods. Historically, school IT budget constraints have resulted in ineffective and outdated systems, so Bluum has developed comprehensive countermeasures to fill that void."
Bluum Vice President of Product Strategy and Growth Andre Vashilko

Whether cybersecurity incidents are caused externally or self-inflicted, Bluum can assist in preventative measures before, during and after the incidents and attacks. To get started, Bluum has debuted easy-to-use services to help schools assess their cybersecurity needs and identify immediate and future solutions.

Vulnerability scans and penetration testing will detect critical areas of concern and exposure in the infrastructure, while a complementary customer survey will provide further insights into a school's specific needs.

About Bluum
Bluum empowers educators with technology solutions that improve learning and make it more accessible, assisting more than 27 million students grow and flourish.

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At the 2016 RSA Conference, CSO talked with John Grimm and Peter Galvin from Thales e-Security about their latest data encryption report. The big trends: More companies are moving sensitive data to the cloud, but a lot of organizations still don't know where all of their data lives (whether on site, in the cloud or on mobile devices).

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At the 2016 RSA Conference, CSO talked with John Grimm and Peter Galvin from Thales e-Security about their latest data encryption report. The big trends: More companies are moving sensitive data to the cloud, but a lot of organizations still don't know where all of their data lives (whether on site, in the cloud or on mobile devices).

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