Defend Your Educational Institution with Proactive Cybersecurity 

Educational institutions are treasure troves of valuable PII information, making them prime targets for ransomware attacks. It’s time for a paradigm shift. It’s time to go on the offensive. 

An Offensive Approach to Defeat Human-Operated Ransomware in Education

As threat actors continue to target educational institutions with ransom-based attacks, organizations are turning to the NodeZeroplatform to discover the attack paths in their environments before falling victim to a successful attack.


In less than 2 minutes, NodeZero identified a ransomware exposure risk in a read/write file share that exposed 221 files due to Weak NFS Export Permissions. This autonomous pentest was run in a K-12 school system that supported more than 40 local schools.

You Need to Understand: 

  • The Threat Landscape: Get an in-depth analysis of how human-operated ransomware attacks work even when you have robust security measures in place. 
  • Proactive Strategies: Learn about the offensive cybersecurity strategies that can identify and mitigate risks before they become the cause of a breach.  
  • Real-World Applications: Explore example attack paths that show how NodeZero finds exploitable weaknesses and helps organizations defeat human-operated attacks. 

What’s Inside?

What’s Not Working in Educational Cybersecurity

An examination of the current approach of securing educational IT environments. 

Shift Your Mindset

Guidance on how to transition from reactive to proactive defense measures to reduce and defuse attacker footholds. 

Autonomous Pentesting Platform

Discover how Horizon3.ai’s NodeZero can revolutionize your cybersecurity approach. 

Who Should Download?

School IT Specialists

Cybersecurity Professionals in Education

Governance, Risk, and Compliance Administrators

Policy Makers in the Education Sector

Don’t be reactive—be proactive.