Honor Roll School Websites Reduce Risk of Ransomware Attack

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A ransomware attack against Blackbaud, one of the world’s largest providers of education administration software, has renewed concerns about data loss at schools and school districts. But 360Civic’s Honor Roll program provides an advanced, safe and easy-to-launch website to any school or school district, at no cost for the first year.

A ransomware attack against one of the world’s largest providers of education administration software has renewed concerns about data loss at schools and school districts.

When thieves hacked Blackbaud, they acquired the personal and financial data of students, former students, staff, and supporters at ten schools. The company also waited months to disclose the attack; General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), companies must report a significant breach to data authorities within 72 hours of learning of an incident or face potential fines.

“This attack is a reminder of how website security must be a day-one discussion for schools and school districts,” said Ron Zayas, co-founder of 360Civic. 360Civic’s Honor Roll program provides an advanced, easy-to-launch website to any school or school district, at no cost for the first year.

While Honor Roll also employs a software-as-a-service model (SaaS), it is not as vulnerable to the same type of attack as Blackbaud. “By hacking Blackbaud the thieves were able to gain access to data from multiple schools. At Honor Roll, we keep every school segregated in our systems from every other client. An attempt to breach one would never impact any other school or district,” Zayas said.

To take every precaution against a successful breach, 360Civic also employs an experienced CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) to oversee protection of client data. Additionally, the company offers secure website models that can be hosted on premises or on a highly secure infrastructure.

For more information on 360Civic, visit http://www.360Civic.com and find 360Civic on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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About 360Civic
360Civic is a California marketing and website agency located in Orange County, California. The company specializes in advanced, customized websites and marketing programs for the public sector. 360Civic is a branch of 360 BC Group, Inc., a minority owned marketing corporation that holds top market position in California. For more information, visit http://www.360civic.com.

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