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Rockingham County Schools: Protecting Clean Data with eSentire MDR


In this video, Kacey Sensenich, Former CTO at Rockingham County Schools (RCS), explains how eSentire helped the school recover from an Emotet malware attack and strengthen its security posture with 24/7 Managed Detection and Response.

Organization Description: Rockingham County Schools is a public school district in Rockingham County in North Carolina. The school has over 11,600 students and 2,000 full-time employees.

Industry: Education

Security Challenges:

  • Lack of monitoring capabilities outside of operating hours
  • Large amounts of personally identifiable information (PII)
  • The need to provide a safe online learning environment
  • Increased attacks on educational institutions
  • Limited cybersecurity budget
  • Limited in-house resources
  • Insufficient cyber expertise for threat response

Service Overview:

24/7 Multi-Signal Managed Detection and Response

The eSentire Difference:

eSentire assisted RCS during the recovery from a malware attack that shut down school operations. Within the first 30 days, eSentire contained the remaining threats, helping prevent future attacks.

Following the successful incident recovery, eSentire’s 24/7 Managed Detection and Response service helped RCS develop a comprehensive cyber risk management program that improves the school’s security posture and helps avoid high incident recovery costs.

The service benefits outlined by Kacey include:

  • eSentire’s 24/7 SOC Cyber Analysts and Elite Threat Hunters help RCS anticipate, withstand, and recover from cyberattacks before they impact the school’s operations.
  • eSentire MDR provides a cost-effective security solution that optimizes RCS’s cybersecurity investment and helps demonstrate the ROI of security investment to the leadership.
  • eSentire delivers 24/7 threat detection and response capabilities, continuously protecting the school’s network.
  • With eSentire, RCS developed a comprehensive cyber risk management strategy that helps the school become more resilient.
  • eSentire assisted RCS with securing its assets during the transition to cloud.

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