Campus Cybersecurity is a First

September 11, 2018

The Education Cybersecurity Weekly is a curated weekly news overview for those who are concerned about the Education industry. It provides brief summaries and links to articles and news across campus cybersecurity and technology topics.

K-12 tech trends worth watching

EdWeek on September 4, 2018

Cyberattacks and the spread of misinformation are prevalent now introducing online challenges both for educators and admins. Here are recommendations for 2018-2019 school year:

  • Care about high tech safety.
  • Consider gaming as an opportunity for teachers.
  • Focus on computer science education.
  • Keep up with updated media-literacy and digital-citizenship resources for the classroom and separate fake news from the real ones.
  • Take cybersecurity threats seriously, take care of IT systems and take measures to secure them from hackers.

Building strong campus cybersecurity posture

EdTech Focus on Higher Education on September 5, 2018

The importance of a strong security posture is obvious, and any leader understands this clearly. Nonetheless, institutions rest easy until a cybersecurity incident hits their systems or some neighbor institution down the road. Leaders may spring into action to invent and organize the defense against that particular type of attack on a post-facto basis. The point is that those protective measures aimed at addressing one specific issue rather than the entire risk landscape can hardly produce positive results. Thus, for many organizations, it would be advantageous to hire a dedicated senior security leader.

Both inside and outside of IT, everybody want to achieve success. In this view, IT staff should understand the weaknesses in a particular campus and face the challenges immediately. The campus cybersecurity agenda should be recognized at the very top and find both physical and financial investments.

Dealing with new age of cybersecurity

EdTech Focus on Higher Education on September 6, 2018

The cost of security incidents is growing in every industry. This highlights the need for educational organizations to invest in incident response teams.

While most organizations recognize the increasing need to adapt and respond to endpoint security, many are still stuck in don’t-let-me-get-attacked mode. But today sophisticated threats need a sophisticated response in terms of technology and strategy that embraces endpoint protection without stifling mobility.

“The Cybersecurity Insight Report” by CDW

IT teams have to prepare for raised cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities that can originate from their own faults, for instance, if they overlook IoT devices when running security patches. Yet, machine learning become a breakthrough that has proven to significantly reduce the possibility and cost of an incident.

Technology use in K-12 remaining in doubt

EdScoop on September 7, 2018

Technology has become an indispensable element of our lives and became an integral part of the educational processes. Nevertheless, most teachers are still not confident in their ability to teach technology in schools.

A new study shows that a lot of students lack access to technology at home, and teachers are also struggling to keep up with trends in the classroom. Computer fundamentals offered in most schools are not what students do need. As a matter of fact, students stay unprepared for future jobs, in part because teachers do not think they are equipped to teach higher-level tech skills.

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