CERT-PH has been monitoring and receiving reports on cyber-attacks targeting the academe sector over the past weeks. These security incidents, mainly involving data breaches and web defacements, affected information systems of schools/universities across the country.

With the rise on the number of users using online systems for remote working and learning because of the pandemic, school officials need to understand the seriousness of cyber risks and assess how to best operate securely in this new normal. 

CERT-PH encourages school officials to consider the following in order to strengthen their security measures and to protect their information systems.