A corporate laptop being used in a coffee shop at a weekend was enough to allow a sophisticated cybercrime group to compromise an organisation’s entire infrastructure.
The incident was detailed by cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike as part of its Cyber Intrusion Services Casebook 2018 report and serves as a reminder that laptops and other devices that are secure while running inside the network of an organisation can be left exposed when outside company walls.
This is a reminder on what it takes to secure your machine and your network. Teachers and administrators have access to a lot of sensitive information, especially when it comes to identify theft. The district’s IT needs to be diligent about keeping access to the bare minimum that is required by the user, and needs to help educate the users on good security practices.