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Cybersecurity for the Education Sector

May 21, 2024

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Memphis Business Academy (MBA), Taos Academy
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Highlights
Stronger security
Maximized efficiency
Improved regulatory compliance
Budget friendly

Educational institutions can be a prime target for cybercriminals for a number of reasons. Lean IT teams with limited resources are responsible for managing a large network of students, faculty, and school communities, while overseeing dated infrastructures poorly equipped to deal with the requirements of the digital age. Schools also collect, store and must protect a wealth of valuable data including personal records and financial documents. Jointly these circumstances create the perfect storm for attackers to strike. 

“A school’s ability to function relies on cybersecurity. Otherwise our faculty, staff, and students are at risk.”
– Kenny Shannon, IT Director at Taos Academy
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Faced with such challenges, it is clear why education was listed as one of the six worst-performing cybersecurity sectors of 2022. This is in large part due to the volume of users logged into systems equipped with inadequate security protocols.

In 2023, nearly half (42%) of students and faculty reported circumventing security protocols regularly, with as many as 30% opening phishing emails more than once. In fact, 96% of IT admins report they don’t believe their schools are adequately secured, and 71% say the size of their IT teams relative to the security needs of the school render them underprepared, and unable to deal with security and regulatory needs.

Memphis Business Academy (MBA) is one of Coro’s education customers. The academy serves a student body of 1,700, with 170 faculty members, and only one IT professional managing the school’s security. Coro’s seamless reduction of IT workload has lead to exponential improvement to the school’s security posture. 

Similarly, Taos Academy, a 5th-12th grade charter school in New Mexico with a student body of approximately 170 and 13 faculty members is managed by a single IT director responsible for all security and compliance requirements. This school was able to fortify security and set a growing standard for security and compliance as it scales.   

Recent interviews with school IT admins found:

  • 82% believed threats from admin interfaces were weakening their security posture 
  • 73% believed that sluggish response times had dire effects on their security
  • 81% believed insufficient network segregation and lack of siloed workspaces was affecting the school’s overall security
  • 68% believed mismanaged authorization and authentication processes were weakening security

Crowdstrike 2024 Global Threat report, among other surveys

How Coro Helps Cybersecurity in Schools

Coro was founded in 2015 as a cloud security solution. Since introducing the current Coro platform in 2021, Coro has seen 300% year-over-year growth. Much of that growth is attributed to our trusted clients in the education sector, both private and public schools from k-12s through colleges, universities, and trade schools. The expansive cybersecurity coverage that Coro provides, alongside its ease of use and budget-conscious pricing, makes us an ideal solution for education.

“Once I dug into it and looked at the features, I thought ‘this is something we’ve really needed.”
–  Jerry Wilson, IT Director at Memphis Business Academy
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Coro provides end-to-end security coverage that includes:

Critical Protection

Securing your data by identifying and blocking unauthorized access and flagging suspicious activity.

Regulatory Compliance

Assisting with safeguarding personal information, ensuring data privacy, limiting access to sensitive data.

Monitoring & Prioritization

Monitoring your cloud environments, endpoint devices, as well as user activity, remediating automatically, and prioritizing flagged vulnerabilities.


One Interface, One Endpoint Agent

Answering all your security needs in one dashboard, one database, and one endpoint agent.

Automated Security

Automatically resolving 95% of security alerts, and helping you resolve the 5% remaining tickets requiring manual resolution. 


Expertise & Support

Supporting clients through the experts at our 24/7 Security Operations Center (SOC).

“Coro catches things that I didn’t think it should catch, which helps me know that it’s working. If it’s between Coro and another company, I’m going with Coro.”
– Jerry Wilson, IT Director at Memphis Business Academy
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A Four-Pillared Solution for Optimal Security and Compliance

Educational institutions must navigate a complex landscape of compliance requirements that protect student and faculties’ education records, personal data, and financial records. These regulations can be specific to education institutions, such as PPRA, or more generally applicable to schools, for example COPPA.

Coro helps our customers manage their data privacy policies based on predefined data types. By defining who in the organization is authorized to access sensitive information, organizations can reduce the risk of non-compliance. Coro provides a suite of tools and capabilities. It is a vital part of a school’s overall data compliance effort.

“The data permissions features are really important. Being compliant is critical for a school. So that’s a feature that’s important to have.”
– Kenny Shannon, IT Director at Taos AcademyAuthor Name
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Monitoring & Mitigation of Security Threats

Offering the full range of security solutions schools need makes Coro the ultimate answer to small IT teams. Coro offers ease of use alongside reliability, dramatically reducing the risk of misconfigurations, alert fatigue, IT admin burnout, and threats gone unnoticed.

“There might be people who want more detail, but for me being able to go into [the dashboard] and see automated resolutions – that’s hard to beat.”
– Jerry Wilson, IT Director at Memphis Business Academy
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Budget Consciousness

Coro’s modular approach was designed to fit the needs and budgets of lean IT teams. Our solution allows users to add or remove modules based on changing needs and budgets. Combined with automation capabilities that resolve 95% of security alerts without the need for IT intervention, Coro dramatically reduces workloads and the need for IT professionals. 

“Smaller schools just really don’t have the time and the resources to do a lot of this stuff on a large scale, but nowadays security is a huge concern. I can’t afford to hire somebody entirely focused on security. Coro gives me security [while also] allowing me to control my spend.”
– Jerry Wilson, IT Director at Memphis Business Academy
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Peace of Mind

Combining all security needs in one platform offers the triple benefit of preventing misconfigurations, reducing blind spots associated with juggling multiple vendors, and providing an integrated experience for security and compliance needs. Coro’s ability to provide an end-to-end security solution, equipped with add-on services by in-house SOC specialists where needed, amounts to much more than a security solution – it equals improved confidence.

“With Coro, things that usually take several days can be easily streamlined and completed in much less time to give us real peace of mind.”
– Kenny Shannon, IT Director at Taos Academy
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Who We Are

Coro is a market leader in the modular security space, providing enterprise-grade cybersecurity to distributed businesses with lean IT teams. Relying on advanced AI capabilities, the Coro platform automatically detects, analyzes, and remediates security threats faced by today’s businesses, significantly reducing the security burdens placed on IT teams.

The company has been named a leader in G2-Grid for EDR/MDR, received Triple A grading (AAA) from the testing institute SE LABS, and won awards for best performer by customer reviews. Coro is based in Chicago with offices in New York City, London, Israel, and caters to over 5,000 customers globally.

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