The education sector has long faced challenges such as a lack of funding and resources. A weak cyber security infrastructure puts student data at risk. A structured, systematic, and proactive cyber security approach is necessary to protect against financial loss, prevent disruption, and protect students from harm. We’ll help you understand and remediate the vulnerabilities you have - today and in the future.

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We cover every asset in every environment - public, local, cloud, IoT, containers as well as OT and SCADA.

Secure operations

Find vulnerabilities before any cybercriminal does and ensure your operations run without any disruption.


Meet existing laws, regulations, and compliance requirements, like GDPR and NIS (Network and Information Security).

Security requirements

Like other industry sectors, education is going down the digital transformation pathway, and with connectivity comes cyber security threats. It is critical to evaluate the risks and understand just how your institution might be vulnerable to unauthorized access. Here are a few best practices to protect your organization from disruptive and costly intrusions.


Identify and understand the threat landscape, including external and internal cyber threats.


Assess the risk exposure by determining the likelihood and impact of vulnerability exploitation by any external or internal actor.

Risk posture

Continuously and carefully adjust your risk posture to align with the changing cyber environment.


Reduce the likelihood and the impact of any potential exploitation by implementing detection measures.


Establish a contingency plan to mitigate any potential cyber risk.


Use contingency plan to respond and recover from any cyber incidents to ensure operational stability.


Holm Security supports us being carefree

Since Holm Security in the Netherlands, much effort has been invested in the Educational sector. Protecting personal data is one of the most important challenges of schools and universities, and cyber security tools help organize and monitor the assets that process it. One of the first proud customers of Holm Security in this sector is CITAVERDE College, secondary education in the southern parts of the Netherlands.

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Protecting education from cyber security attacks

The protection of personal data is one of the most important challenges facing schools and universities. In recent years, the educational sector has become more susceptible to cyberattacks and a data breach can lead to huge fines and endanger the school’s reputation. A weak cybersecurity infrastructure puts students at risk.

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Common types of cyberattacks in the education sector

DDoS attacks

DDoS attacks are a common type of attack on all educational institutions. They're often performed to cause widespread disruption to the network, negatively impacting productivity. It's a relatively easy attack for an amateur cyber-criminal, especially if the target network is poorly protected.

Data theft

Data theft affects all levels that handle student and staff data, including sensitive details like names and addresses. This information can be valuable whether the hacker plans to sell the information to a third party or use it as a bargaining tool and extort money.

Financial attacks

Another motive for hackers attacking education institutions is financial gain, especially for universities handling large student fees. Without proper protection, this presents a weak spot for cybercriminals to intercept.

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Holm Security VMP

Holm Security VMP is a modern vulnerability management solution delivering unparalleled 360-degree coverage and comprehensive insight. Detect vulnerabilities, assess risk, and prioritize remediation for every asset in your entire infrastructure.

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