Illuminating Cybersecurity Operations in Education


Public and private K-12 institutions, college and universities rely on Helios to detect and contain threats before they disrupt classrooms and academic programs, steel student and financial data, abscond with research data and intellectual property, and divert finite funds from learning services to expensive cyber incident clean-ups and recoveries. What’s more, attacks on colleges and universities often affect the institutions ability to solicit funding, endowments or donations from alumni or loyal philanthropists.

The Helios platform provides educational tech leaders and organizations with the means to have an active SOC, focused on reporting benefits, including quick and effective response, decreased costs of breaches and operations, active threat prevention, improved communication and coordination with 24×7 availability of security expertise.

Protection of Student and Faculty Data:

    • Safeguard sensitive personal information, academic records, and financial data of students and faculty with advanced data loss prevention (DLP) and encryption technologies. Ensure privacy and compliance with data protection laws like FERPA.

Defense Against Cyber Threats:

    • Benefit from real-time threat detection and response capabilities with XDR (Extended Detection and Response). Quickly identify and neutralize cyber threats targeting educational institutions, preventing disruptions to academic activities.

Compliance with Regulatory Requirements:

    • Meet regulatory requirements and standards for data protection and cybersecurity in the education sector. Ensure adherence to laws and guidelines to avoid legal repercussions and maintain institutional credibility.

Protection of Intellectual Property:

    • Secure intellectual property: research data, and proprietary information with robust security measures. Prevent data breaches and intellectual property theft, ensuring that academic research and innovations are protected.

Threat Detection and Response

  • XDR and Incident Response: Utilizing extended detection and response solutions provides comprehensive threat management, allowing schools to identify, analyze, and respond to security incidents swiftly. A robust incident response plan ensures quick mitigation of any breaches or attacks.

Enhanced Network Security:

    • Robust network security measures: including secure web gateways, firewalls, and DNS security, to protect against cyber-attacks. Ensure a safe and secure network environment for students, faculty, and administrative staff.


Schools Face Increasing Risk of Ransomware Attacks 

Cyber attacks are a growing threat to the education sector. In 2023, there were 1,780 incidents involving confirmed data disclosure in the educational services sector, a 258% year-over-year increase. This increase is likely due to the fact that schools are an attractive target for cybercriminals. They contain a wealth of sensitive data, including student and faculty information, intellectual property, and cutting-edge research. Additionally, higher education must secure research data and budgets while meeting compliance standards for sponsored research.


Helios Enables You To:

Eliminate Threats & Command Authority

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