- Schools are using more edtech than ever–but they’re also more vulnerable to cyberattacks
- Account monitoring, strong passwords, and strict access controls are just a few of the strategies schools can use to protect their networks
- See related article: 4 key ways schools can strengthen and advance cybersecurity strategies
K-12 schools are facing an increased risk of cyberattacks due to a combination of competing factors. School districts have sprawling networks where availability often takes precedence over security, but are constrained in managing those networks by limited resources and overstretched IT teams.
Meanwhile, the increased use of cloud-based email and remote learning technologies, along with inadequately managed virtual private networks (VPNs), have made schools an attractive target for the types of basic attacks that larger organizations are better prepared to defend against.…Read More