According to recent research by Barracuda*, 28% of spearphishing attempts aimed at educational institutions targeted email accounts, over twice the 11% average across all other verticals. Further compounding this risk is a continuing shift to cloud-hosted email solutions like Office365 (O365), requiring an updated security strategy in education and government organizations to secure access to these critical resources regardless of the user’s device or location.
Strong multi-factor authentication (MFA) is one of the most effective tools in an admin’s arsenal when defending against targeted phishing attempts, and Duo Security helps thousands of public sector customers in education and government to quickly and efficiently deploy strong MFA, improving scalability and speed-to-security. Through Duo’s drop-in integration support and user-friendly enrollment and remediation options, schools and agencies can improve speed-to-security and rapidly enroll users at any scale. Duo’s access policies also enable granular settings that take into account the security health of a user’s device, whether that access is to a service behind your firewall or a cloud-hosted service like O365.
Watch Dan Erickson and Hunter McMillan on demand for a grounded “nuts and bolts” walkthrough of Duo’s approach to secure access, and how granular policy controls can help you rapidly secure your remote users.