Learn about specialized measures and protocols to safeguard educational institutions’ digital infrastructure, data, and online learning platforms from cyber threats.

School District Boosts Security for 19,000 Students and 2,600 Employees with Adlumin

This paper discusses the implementation of a Security Operations Platform (SOP) to address challenges in centralizing data, streamlining alert monitoring, and optimizing a lean security team across 27 schools in Southwest Utah. By adopting Adlumin’s SOP and Managed Detection and Response solution, the organization achieved impressive results. They reduced ticket closure times to just 5 minutes, swiftly addressed potential vulnerabilities in 15 minutes, and gained enhanced visibility through Google Workspace integration. Continuous vulnerability management also played a key role in minimizing response times and improving overall team productivity by consolidating event management into a single platform.

Oregon Cyber Resilience Summit

Join Adlumin at The University of Oregon’s event, in collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the Oregon Titan Fusion Center (OTFC), and the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO).

This year’s focus is on empowering everyone to play a role in building secure communities and preparing individuals and organizations to tackle the growing cybersecurity challenges in our daily lives.

Don’t miss Adlumin’s VP, Chief of Strategy, Mark Sangster, during his speaking engagement!

Date: October 4, 2023
Location: Eugene, Oregon


Arkansas Conference of Technology (ACOT)

Come and see Adlumin’s at the Arkansas Conference of Technology, an annual conference geared toward Education Technology Directors, CTOs, CIOs, Superintendents, and their teams.

Taking place from November 7-10, 2023 in Little Rock, Arkansas, this conference is home to highly technical and informative sessions. 

Date: November 7-10, 2023
Location: Little Rock, AR


InteractUSG 2023

Adlumin is excited to be a part of InteractUSG 2023, a University System of Georgia conference offering educational sessions and networking opportunities.

This three-day educational conference provides a platform for administrative and academic software application decision-makers, technology professionals, and end users to engage in learning, interactions, and collaboration. 

Join us in Savannah from September 13-15, 2023 to meet our team of cybersecurity experts and learn how Adlumin’s Security Operations Platform and Managed Detection and Response offerings can benefit your organization.  

Date: September 13-15, 2023
Location: Savannah, GA


Summer 2023: Uncovering Cyber Threats in Education

By: Brittany Demendi, Corporate Communications Manager

With classes now back in session, the education sector continues to face unique cybersecurity challenges due to its diverse user base, limited IT resources, and increasing adoption of Chromebook and other devices.  

Adlumin’s Threat Research Team uncovers double extortion ransomware as one of the leading threats against educational institutions. This type of attack focuses on hackers encrypting data and threatening to leak it. Threats like this put educational institutions at risk of emotional distress, privacy loss, and legal consequences.  

To better understand the cybersecurity challenges and emerging threats facing the education sector, download Cyber Threat Insights: Education Edition. This report provides valuable insights into the risks faced by educational institutions and emphasizes the importance of investing in proper cybersecurity measures to protect sensitive data and safeguard against cyberattacks.  

Don’t wait until it’s too late – take the necessary steps to protect your enterprise network by learning more about the challenges and solutions in the education sector. 

Securing Your Digital Footprint: Google Workspace

By: Massie Hussaini, Director of Application Engineering

As technology advances and cyber threats become increasingly sophisticated, businesses need powerful tools to safeguard their sensitive data and streamline their operations. In this era of remote work and digital connectivity, organizations in various industries like education rely heavily on Google Workspace to enhance productivity, foster effective communication, and streamline workflows.

The rapid adoption of cloud services has expedited digital transformation in organizations. With more data stored in the cloud, cybercriminals have shifted their focus to target cloud-based environments, and Google Workspace has become a prime target. Google Workspace serves as a centralized repository for a vast array of data, including emails, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and other files.

A breach or unauthorized access to this repository can result in severe consequences for your organization, such as data theft, loss of intellectual property, and reputational damage. Regularly analyzing this data can help you detect any unusual activities or potential breaches in a timely manner.

In this blog, we will explore the 5 ways your organization can secure its digital footprint with Google Workspace while enhancing its security posture.

5 Ways to Secure Your Organization with Google Workspace

  1. Identify Unusual User Patterns: Credential threat is a popular attack among cybercriminals and once a cybercriminal gains access to your credentials, it becomes increasingly harder to identify. It is important to monitor and track user activities in real-time with User Entity & Behavior Analytics allowing you to detect and respond to anomalies and potential security threats as they happen.
  2. Reduce Risk Through Correlation: Integrating Google Workspace through their API enables organizations to correlate user activity data with threat intelligence and other security signals, providing early warning signs and actionable insights to help prevent and mitigate security incidents, which gives your organization full visibility into your network.
  3. Enable Access to Users: Take control of your organization’s security by defining and enforcing access policies within Google Workspace based on user roles, departments, or specific data types. This ensures that your organization’s sensitive information remains secure and accessible only to authorized personnel.
  4. Quickly Halt Attacker Activity: Enhance operational efficiency with automated security workflows that disable user accounts when a user is taking actions that appear suspicious. Integrating Google Workspace with security orchestration, automation, and response (SOAR) enables organizations to automate routine security tasks and responses, reducing manual efforts and accelerating incident response times.
  5. Improve Security Posture: Understand the state of your cloud security by pulling data from Google Workspace. Gain insights into things like when an admin adds or removes a user or when changes are made at the group level. These insights can provide details into policy violations and suspicious behaviors.

Consolidate your Security with One Platform, One License  

Taking a proactive approach to examine your Google Workspace data from a cybersecurity standpoint is not merely an option but a necessity in today’s digital world. By doing so, you can strengthen your organization’s security posture, protect valuable data, and ensure compliance with relevant regulations. Regular analysis empowers your IT team to respond swiftly to potential threats, reducing the risk of data breaches and the associated repercussions on your organization’s reputation and bottom line.

Adlumin empowers organizations with advanced threat detection, comprehensive security monitoring, streamlined incident response, and collaborative workflows both in the cloud and with legacy technology. Adlumin continues its mission to make security accessible to markets with few resources and limited budgets.

By enhancing our Google Workspace integration industries like, education can gain more visibility into their security posture. This integration not only fortifies cybersecurity defenses but also optimizes productivity and enhances collaboration, making it an indispensable solution for organizations aiming to safeguard their data and drive success in the digital era.

For more information on how Adlumin can integrate Google Workspace and other applications to illuminate into your cloud environment, contact one of our security experts.

4th Annual Drive for Tech Charity Golf Invitational

Join us for a day of golf and giving back at the 4th Annual Drive for Tech Charity Golf Invitational, hosted by Inspiredu! Taking place on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at the prestigious Manor Golf & Country Club, this exclusive event offers a rare chance to play on the “members only” course.

Secure your spot now and be a part of this meaningful and memorable experience!

Date: October 10, 2023
: The Manor Golf & Country Club, Milton, GA

Contact: marketingevents@adlumin.com

Brainstorm Poconos 2023 Conference

Adlumin is excited to be a part of BrainStorm Poconos 2023, a distinguished conference designed specifically for K20 technology directors, network administrators, and IT personnel. The event places a strong emphasis on achieving technological excellence within educational institutions, making it an ideal event for Adlumin to showcase its expertise and solutions.

Date: November 12-14, 2023
Location: Pocono Manor, PA 


Your Command Center for Security Operations - Education

Academic institutions, including public, private, K-12, and higher education, rely on Adlumin to protect their sensitive data and intellectual property from cyber threats. These institutions face risks of data breaches, financial loss, and disruption of academic programs.

Adlumin helps detect threats before they impact learning environments, safeguarding student and financial data. The stolen information, including personally identifiable information (PII), can have long-term consequences for students. Academic institutions often have dispersed IT resources, creating vulnerabilities that cyber criminals exploit. Hybrid learning models and decentralized IT infrastructure increase the threat surface as well. Compliance with regulations such as COPPA, FERPA, and HIPAA is crucial.

Adlumin provides essential cybersecurity solutions to mitigate risks and ensure academic institutions can leverage emerging technologies while safeguarding against cyberattacks.

Download this solution brief to learn more.