February 07, 2023
Keeping Your Domain Safe from Threats Since the K12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021
It has become even more important to protect the private information, sensitive data, and daily activity of our administrators, teachers, and students.
In the last few years, schools have expanded access to technology with 1:1 models, device carts, and computer labs. Subsequently, in 2020 alone, there were 1,740 institutions that experienced ransomware attacks as cybercriminals sought to take advantage of this influx. With devices like Chromebooks, users have built-in security features that keep files safe from without having to install additional antivirus software.
A Monitoring System and Mitigation Process
Schools can more effectively prevent unauthorized access to information and data when they have solutions that monitor user activity, scan for potential threats, alert technical staff, and remedy attacks. Google Workspace for Education Plus offers the Security Dashboard to gain security analytics on file exposure, authentication, encryption, email delivery, and targeted spam and malware classifications. It also provides the Investigation Tool to identify privacy and security issues, so schools can respond by deleting malicious emails from inboxes, cleaning up accounts that shouldn’t be active, or changing user permissions to files.
Domain-Wide Technical Support
As education technology continues to evolve, security measures must adapt along with them which is why schools often spend an estimated 20% of their cybersecurity budgets on protecting cloud applications. CDW Education’s support services can help schools avoid security breaches with preventative solutions like Support Stacks, and address them after they occur with on-demand support, customized solutions, and professional collaboration for errors, misalignments, degradations, and more through Amplified Support for Google for Education.