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Cybersecurity for Education

Proactive and reliable cybersecurity that puts your people and students first.

Challenges the Education Industry Faces

Our tailored, proactive and focused IT support services are here to help your business to achieve a secure, fast and reliable IT environment that enables your team to do their best work. If you're facing IT challenges that are causing your business to lose time, money, and energy, we can help. Get in touch with Coastal today and get on the fast-track to a more powerful, efficient and reliable IT environment.

Data Breaches

Educational institutions store vast amounts of sensitive information about students and staff, including personal details, academic records, and financial data. Cybercriminals may target this information for identity theft or financial fraud.

Insufficient Security Training

Students, faculty, and staff may not be adequately trained to recognize and respond to cyber threats. This lack of awareness can lead to unintentional security breaches.

Regulatory Compliance

Educational institutions must comply with data protection laws and regulations, adding an additional layer of complexity to their cybersecurity efforts. Failure to comply can result in legal consequences and reputational damage.

Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks, often disguised as emails from trusted sources, can trick students and staff into revealing sensitive information or downloading malicious software. Educational institutions may not have robust email security measures in place.

How We Can Help You!

We provide technical expertise with that all-important personal touch. Our friendly experts offer an all-inclusive solution, with our cybersecurity including:

Empowering Privacy and Data Protection with Secure Encryption Technology

Student Data Protection

This service focuses on securing and safeguarding sensitive student data from unauthorized access or disclosure. It includes implementing robust encryption methods for data in transit and at rest, ensuring compliance with data protection regulations, and regularly auditing and monitoring access to student information.

This mitigates the risk of data breaches, enhances compliance with privacy laws, and fosters a sense of trust among students and parents regarding the institution's commitment to protecting their personal information.

Security Awareness Training

This service is designed to educate students, faculty, and administrative staff about cybersecurity best practices. It includes training modules on recognizing phishing attempts, creating strong passwords, and understanding the importance of cybersecurity in the digital learning environment.

This reduces the likelihood of successful social engineering attacks, enhances the overall cybersecurity posture by creating a security-aware culture, and empowers stakeholders to actively contribute to the institution's cybersecurity efforts.

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Endpoint Security Solutions

With the increasing use of personal devices in education, this service focuses on securing endpoints (e.g., laptops, tablets, smartphones) that access the institution's network. It includes implementing advanced antivirus software, device encryption, and mobile device management (MDM) solutions to ensure a secure BYOD environment.

This mitigates the risks associated with unsecured personal devices, protects against malware and other threats, and provides administrators with control over device configurations to enforce security policies.

Incident Response and Mitigation

This service is designed to help educational institutions prepare for and respond to cybersecurity incidents, particularly ransomware attacks. It involves developing and testing incident response plans, conducting tabletop exercises, and implementing proactive measures to identify and mitigate potential threats.

This minimizes the impact of cybersecurity incidents by facilitating a swift and coordinated response, reduces downtime in the event of a ransomware attack, and ensures a well-prepared and organized approach to handling security incidents.

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Delivering A Unique Approach To IT Support.

To offer the best value to your business, tailored solutions are a must. By understanding your business, needs and goals, we can craft an IT support package that is designed just for your business. To do this, we take the time in our process to listen to you and learn about your business, ensuring that our support empowers the success of your business. ​




We take the time to understand your business, needs and goals, so that we can design a package of solutions that can best empower your IT environment's security and productivity. Once we understand your business, we design a tailored cyber security package.

Tailored Cyber security

Based on working closely with your business, we design a customized support solution that aligns your IT environment and requirements while keeping your firm safe. This includes tailoring the security to fit the IT environment of your business, such as on-premise and cloud based support.


Once we have designed a security package that is just right for your business, we implement tools and systems that enable your IT environment to be monitored, maintained, and improved.

Ongoing Support and Monitoring

With the tools and security in place, we provide ongoing support and monitoring services to ensure the smooth functioning of your IT environment. This includes proactive monitoring of network performance, timely software updates, security patching, troubleshooting any technical issues, and our dedicated and friendly helpdesk support.



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