Schools could be ripe for cyberattacks amid ransomware open season

Schools could be ripe for cyberattacks amid ransomware open season

Jacob Olcott, vice president at BitSight Technologies, said the "education sector has been the worst-performing sector" from a cybersecurity perspective and has been so "for years," adding that the comparatively lengthy amount of time it takes education organizations to patch vulnerabilities is one of the key factors. Citing BitSight analysis, Olcott said "organizations with poor patching performance are nearly seven times more at risk of a ransomware attack."