Report: The top 6 industries hit by ransomware
Tech Republic - 09/22/2016
“This finding is not surprising,” said Engin Kirda, professor of computer science at Northeastern University. “The reason being that these are the organizations that typically have low budgets for deploying state-of-the-art security solutions.”
K-12 schools and universities do tend to have smaller IT teams and budgets, the report stated. Combined with the high rate of activities like file sharing, this leads to trouble. A BitSight report released earlier this year found that about 58% of academic institutions allowed file sharing on their networks.