The breach of a student’s data privacy is not a recent concern, but one that is only now starting to gain attention due to the consequences of a public lack of concern. It is time to understand this issue, and treat it
Using cybersecurity basics, advisory from experienced third parties and MSSPs, schools and school districts can reduce their exposure to ransomware and phishing risks.
Leverage these interactive teaching resources in the classroom to empower kids in online etiquette and security concepts as early as their introduction to digital devices. After all, physical security isn’t the only concern anymore, and caring for a kid’s safety in this new online front is a must to avoid threats such as phishing, privacy exposure, and scams.
It’s clear that schools need stronger cybersecurity at this time. This should include countermeasures like effective access controls for the network, especially for the “privileged” administrative back end of school databases and email systems.
Schools inside the K-12 spectrum have become a frequent target for cyber threats that seek to hold both data, and infrastructure, hostage. Learn the challenges IT directors face, and what concerns them the most regarding the implementation of security against data breaches, ransomware, and other attacks.
In an effort to help our partnered schools spread digital awareness, we have created our first Poster Kit! It is crucial that, as students move through the education system, they are provided with the basics skills to identify common threats, avoid malicious sites, and protect their identity online.
Controlling the privacy of students was a matter of locking records up back then. Now, in the digital classroom era, the risk of leaks increased, and the unwanted collection of data through unregulated online platforms and software caused the need for smarter privacy laws.
We recently talked with IT managers in schools to help them assess their mobile security strategy and identify the issues they face when keeping student and faculty data safe.