While there’s no question technology adoption creates powerful learning environments, it can also present significant security risks to teachers, staff, and students. According to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, the number of total security incidents in the education sector outranked both the healthcare and retail industries. It’s obvious that cybersecurity remains an increasingly dangerous threat that often gets overlooked when it comes to safety. This is partly due to limited school funding, strict budget factors, and a corresponding lack of IT support.

While cybersecurity is a constant challenge for any industry, the education sector has less resources...

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  • About the Author:

    Harold L. Reaves is currently the global director for safe schools at Absolute Software, a Vancouver-based endpoint security company. Prior to this position, Reaves was the director of homeland security for the City of Columbia, S.C, where he managed Emergency Operations, the Bomb Squad, the Metropolitan Medical Response System, Public Safety Accreditation Unit, Community Safety, and the Infrastructure Protection Plan. He holds a level five certification through the American Board of Certification for Homeland Security A.B.C.H.S., which is the highest attainable level.