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    Education Cybersecurity

    Overview

    Protect your students, staff, and intellectual property against the evolving cyber threat landscape

    Educational institutions are incredibly rich targets for cybercriminals – large volumes of data, valuable intellectual property, numerous access points, and a continuously changing student body that’s difficult to train and secure.

    A successful cyber attack can expose your community, damage your institution’s brand, and cause significant financial loss.

    Challenges

    IT needs to get cyber security right 100% of the time

    For educational institutions - whether they're K-12 or higher education - keeping student and staff data secure is a top priority. However, tight budgets and limited resources can make doing so a challenge.

    Cybersecurity doesn’t need to be so hard. Mimecast offers easy to implement, easy to manage, effective and affordable security solutions for hundreds of institutions just like yours.

    01.

    Lean IT teams
    Often lack the resources to quickly identify, prioritize, and respond to cyber threats

    02.

    Legacy infrastructure
    Makes it difficult to centrally monitor systems and secure them with the latest software updates

    03.

    Protecting sensitive data
    Is especially important as student PII and valuable research is increasingly targeted through sophisticated email-borne cyber attacks

    04.

    Faculty & staff mistakes
    Are responsible for 90+% of major data breaches, yet employees don’t know how to safeguard themselves or your institution

    05.

    Risky student behavior
    Is difficult to address - students often exhibit poor judgement, visiting malicious websites and responding to fraudulent or malicious emails

    Industry Challenges

    How we've helped different industries

    Educational institutions are the guardians of citizen data. Mimecast services can keep it that way.

    Malicious emails, ransomware and phishing are on the rise, putting pressure on educational institutions to modernize security and train their teams to fend off increasingly sophisticated threats. Learn more about how Mimecast solutions can help.

    Employee Cyber Awareness Training

    Improve Employee Cybersecurity Behavior At Scale And Systematically Reduce Security Risk From Simple Human Error Mimecast Awareness Training helps reduce employee error and lower security risk by engaging employees effectively and our analytics identify employees who put your company in jeopardy.

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    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Explore Solutions for Education

    Achieve cyber resilience by blocking threats that can lead to brand impersonation, ransomware, patient data breaches, and more.

    With multiple detection technologies and more than 50 integrated detection engines, a Mimecast secure email gateway provides best-in-class security for healthcare emails and attachments. It also produces low time-to-protection against new threats. And, empower clinicians and staff to be your first line of cyber defense with integrated cybersecurity awareness training.

    Brand Impersonation

    Protect your customers, partners, organization, and brand with Mimecast’s brand protection solutions, which prevents malicious actors from impersonating your email domains and digital presence.

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    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Key Facts

    Healthcare institutions whose compliance was compromised by an attack:

    37%

    Institutions that worry about their employees’ password hygiene:

    83%

    Institutions hit by an attack that spread from a single infected user:

    89%

    Healthcare institutions whose compliance was compromised by an attack:

    37%

    Institutions that worry about their employees’ password hygiene:

    83%

    Institutions hit by an attack that spread from a single infected user:

    89%

    Explore Solutions for Healthcare

    Secure your email, and your clients’ email, with best in class security provided by a Mimecast secure email gateway.

    With customer data under attack, reputation at risk, and compliance mandates to meet, the financial services industry must rise to the occasion with cyber resilience strategies to keep this important data secure.

    Governance, Risk And Compliance (GRC)

    Mimecast's governance, risk and compliance services provide solutions that offer data management and protection. Schedule GRC solutions demo today.

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    Email Security

    Looking for the strongest possible protection for the top attack vector? Mimecast email security services help protect you against spam, phishing, ransomware, and targeted email attacks.

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    Key Facts

    Financial firms that say an email attack would negatively impact their business:

    80%

    Firms that face a growing volume of attacks:

    3 in 4

    Firms that rank naïve employees among their top security challenges:

    38%

    Financial firms that say an email attack would negatively impact their business:

    80%

    Firms that face a growing volume of attacks:

    3 in 4

    Firms that rank naïve employees among their top security challenges:

    38%

    Explore Solutions for Financial Services

    Unlock the power of your manufacturing data while keeping your organization secure.

    Manufacturing firms are at heightened risk of cyberattack due to valuable data. Learn how Mimecast solutions can keep your business secure.

    Internal Threat Management

    Protect yourself and your employees from insider threats with Mimecast's internal email protection solutions.

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    Spear Phishing Protection

    Spear-Phishing emails are targeted towards stealing important information. Protect against spear-phishing attacks with Mimecast's spear-phishing protection solutions!

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    Key Facts

    Manufacturing firms that have faced significant impact from ransomware attacks:

    70%

    Manufacturing firms are seeing an increase in phishing and spear phishing:

    79%

    Email-based threats are increasing at manufacturing firms:

    9 in 10

    Manufacturing firms that have faced significant impact from ransomware attacks:

    70%

    Manufacturing firms are seeing an increase in phishing and spear phishing:

    79%

    Email-based threats are increasing at manufacturing firms:

    9 in 10

    Explore Solutions for Manufacturing

    Combat threats facing your organization, and protect critical infrastructure in the event of a cyberattack.

    IT is at the forefront of cybersecurity, necessarily moving quickly and adopting new technology to protect businesses. Learn how Mimecast products can help.

    Protect Against Impersonation Attacks

    Protect yourself and your organization against email impersonation attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions for impersonation prevention.

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    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Key Facts

    IT organizations that have reported increased volumes of email-borne threats:

    94%

    IT organizations see higher levels of impersonation and business email compromise:

    3 in 4

    IT organizations have been significantly impacted by ransomware:

    79%

    IT organizations that have reported increased volumes of email-borne threats:

    94%

    IT organizations see higher levels of impersonation and business email compromise:

    3 in 4

    IT organizations have been significantly impacted by ransomware:

    79%

    Explore Solutions for Information Technology

    Protect your vendors and supply chain from phishing, ransomware, brand impersonation and more.

    Engineering and construction companies can be at risk for cyberattack due to their knowledge of physical security while being underprepared for cybersecurity. See how Mimecast services can mitigate your cyber risk.

    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

    Learn More

    Internal Threat Management

    Protect yourself and your employees from insider threats with Mimecast's internal email protection solutions.

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    Key Facts

    Construction and property IT leaders that have seen greater volume of email-borne threats:

    76%

    Organizations impacted by a ransomware attack, but only some recovered their data

    77%

    Organization with infected email attachments shared among employees:

    40%

    Construction and property IT leaders that have seen greater volume of email-borne threats:

    76%

    Organizations impacted by a ransomware attack, but only some recovered their data

    77%

    Organization with infected email attachments shared among employees:

    40%

    Explore Solutions for Construction

    Don’t risk the repercussions that come with cyberattacks

    Legal firms face attacks like phishing and business email compromise, and these attacks can be not only a financial burden but a reputational one as well. Legal firms must take steps toward cyber resilience to protect client and business data.

    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

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    Business Email Compromise

    Business email compromise refers to the increasing trend of sophisticated email impersonation attacks. Learn how to protect your business against email fraud.

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    Key Facts

    IT professionals in legal practices that believe they will suffer a negative business impact from an email-borne attack:

    86%

    Legal practices have seen an increase in phishing:

    79%

    Legal firms impacted by a ransomware attack:

    87%

    IT professionals in legal practices that believe they will suffer a negative business impact from an email-borne attack:

    86%

    Legal practices have seen an increase in phishing:

    79%

    Legal firms impacted by a ransomware attack:

    87%

    Explore Solutions for Legal

    Government agencies are the guardians of citizen data. Mimecast services can keep it that way.

    Malicious emails, ransomware and phishing are on the rise, putting pressure on the public sector to modernize security and train their teams to fend off increasingly sophisticated threats. Learn more about how Mimecast solutions can help.

    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

    Learn More

    Internal Threat Management

    Protect yourself and your employees from insider threats with Mimecast's internal email protection solutions.

    Learn More

    Key Facts

    State and local governments that have faced ransomware attacks with severe consequences:

    68%

    Phishing and spear phishing attempts are growing within state and local governments:

    72%

    State and local governments are missing out on updates to existing cybersecurity solutions due to lack of budget:

    48%

    State and local governments that have faced ransomware attacks with severe consequences:

    68%

    Phishing and spear phishing attempts are growing within state and local governments:

    72%

    State and local governments are missing out on updates to existing cybersecurity solutions due to lack of budget:

    48%

    Explore Solutions for State and Local Government

    Local government institutions are the guardians of citizen data. Mimecast services can keep it that way.

    Malicious emails, ransomware and phishing are on the rise, putting pressure on government and municipalities to modernize security and train employees to fend off increasingly sophisticated threats. Learn more about how Mimecast solutions can help.

    Employee Cyber Awareness Training

    Improve Employee Cybersecurity Behavior At Scale And Systematically Reduce Security Risk From Simple Human Error Mimecast Awareness Training helps reduce employee error and lower security risk by engaging employees effectively and our analytics identify employees who put your company in jeopardy.

    Learn More

    Ransomware

    Protect yourself and your employees against ransomware attacks with Mimecast’s email security solutions.

    Learn More

    Key Facts

    Internal threats by compromised or careless employees is a growing public sector challenge:

    67%

    Professionals in the public sector believe it is inevitable they will suffer the consequences of an email-borne attack:

    71%

    Increasingly sophisticated attacks are the public sector's number one problem:

    54%

    Internal threats by compromised or careless employees is a growing public sector challenge:

    67%

    Professionals in the public sector believe it is inevitable they will suffer the consequences of an email-borne attack:

    71%

    Increasingly sophisticated attacks are the public sector's number one problem:

    54%

    Explore Solutions for Public Sector
    Expertise

    Deep expertise protecting educational institutions

    Mimecast understands the unique challenges our educational institution customers face and is dedicated to serving their cyber protection needs. Let us protect your environment so you can focus on your educational priorities.
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    Higher Education

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    Vocational Schools

    Testimonials
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    “I have had conversations with several school systems looking to transition to Mimecast, and I’ve told them at the end of the day, the Mimecast security portfolio, with URL, domain spoofing protection and threat detection, is a full-fledged solution that fits the bill for us.”

    Stephen McGilvray
    Executive Director of Technology

    Coppell Independent School District

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