1. Hire an Independent Security Firm
It’s critical to use external resources to verify your security controls and adjust the controls as needed to stay ahead of the changing threat landscape.
2. Regularly Patch and Upgrade Computer Software
Districts need to conscientiously apply software updates and the latest security patches to their notebook computers. Otherwise, they will be exposed to vulnerabilities.
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3. Deploy Multifactor Authentication to Fortify Security
Using a second method to authenticate and verify users — beyond passwords — improves security.
4. Implement a Cloud Access Security Broker
A CASB tool allows IT administrators to enforce security policies for cloud applications. Features include data loss prevention, and malware and phishing threat protection.
5. Back Up Data to Prevent Ransomware and Cyberthreats
Create a disaster recovery plan that includes making a backup copy of your data and keeping it offsite to protect it from ransomware and other cyberthreats.
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