From the Background: "The ability to securely connect to virtual systems is an important element within a safe and supportive learning environment. This is particularly the case within institutions of higher education (IHEs), where students are increasingly learning in digital formats; faculty, staff, and visitors are constantly accessing and sharing information online; and more infrastructure and facility functions are being managed online. To maintain their collaborative culture, colleges and universities house robust information technology (IT) networks and multilayered infrastructure systems with varied levels of access and connectivity. Unfortunately, this open environment has made IHEs around the world targets in 2017 cyber attacks, including WannaCry (U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team [US-CERT], May 2017) and Petya (U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, July 2017), two ransomware attacks that reinforced the need for increased higher ed cybersecurity planning, education, and training."
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center: https://rems.ed.gov/