COVID-19, K-12 cybersecurity & responding on the home front

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Source: Security Magazine
COVID-19, K-12 cybersecurity & responding on the home front
Previously, school districts dealt with securing their systems at both the district and school level. But now, teaching, learning and working are all happening at home simultaneously. It’s messy, far more complicated, and gives our cyber and IT teams significantly less control over networks and security than there was when traditional in-school learning was the norm. Of course, this altered reality reeks of exposure potential, especially given that attackers are smart and adaptable. They’re taking advantage of the fact that kids are generally uneducated about digital security, parents are distracted and overwhelmed, and that teachers and administrators are stretched far too thin. It’s especially crucial we keep our security measures tight, even if it feels like an uphill battle.

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