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April 26, 2022

Cyber Threats Targeting the Global Education Sector on the Rise

The growing global education and training market (products and services, both online and offline) is expected to reach USD 7.3 trillion by 2025. This is 2x growth from 2019 to 2025. This promising outlook is predicated on the expanding education technology (ed-tech) market, population growth, and increasing digital penetration in developing countries. Hence, it is no surprise that cybercriminals are gravitating toward entities and institutions in the sector.

CloudSEK XVigil data shows a 20% increase in cyber threats to the global education sector, in the first 3 months of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021.

In this report, we delve into:

  • The major cyberattacks on prominent entities in the education sector in 2021
  • Breakdown of the attacks by region and types of attacks
  • Commonly used attack vectors
  • The long-term impact of the attacks

Authors & Contributors

Hansika Saxena
Hansika joined CloudSEK's Editorial team as a Technical Writer and is a B.Sc (Hons) student at the University of Delhi. She was previously associated with Youth India Foundation for a year.
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