One other area of concern for remote learning is security. Publicly disclosed cyber security incidents in K-12 schools increased 18% between 2019 and 2020, as threat actors looked to exploit security gaps in remote learning ecosystems. Districts have been on the receiving end of data breaches, ransomware, denial of service (DDoS) attacks and much more.
For that reason, security must also be built into any connectivity plans. Consider:
- Mobile device management software for MiFi or school-issued devices
- Secure Web Gateway (SWG) options to help protect connected users and devices
- Cloud-based domain name system (DNS) security services, which block users from visiting suspect sites
By factoring in these considerations, schools and educational organizations can help teachers, students and families stay connected, improve access to quality education and help ensure positive learning outcomes.
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