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It reads like a roster of the education sector. What do 1,096 K12 schools in the US, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Michigan State University (MSU), University College London, the University of Calgary, Los Angeles Valley College, and the University of Utah have in common – apart from being great schools? They’ve all been victims of ransomware attacks. Ransomware attacks on educational institutions have been rising, or rather, tripling, from 2016 to 2019. The numbers in 2020 hit a massive high catalyzed by Covid-19 driven distance learning and the consequent shift to digital SaaS platforms. If you’re the IT Admin of a K12 school or the Director of Cyber Security at a university ransomware protection and recovery are undoubtedly a top priority. Here we list proven and practical pointers for ransomware recovery strategies for K12 schools, colleges, and universities.