Mar 23 2020

How IT Leaders Manage Cybersecurity with Remote Learning

School districts must keep cybersecurity a priority, especially when they're forced to quickly move instruction online. Bad actors can take advantage of moments when IT staff are strained with creating backup e-learning plans and managing them in times of adversity, such as the COVID-19 outbreak.

In this video, Joe Phillips, director of technology at Kansas City (Mo.) Public Schools, shares ways his district is staying secured as they temporarily shift to a mixed remote learning environment and consider an extended e-learning program.


    Joe Phillips, Director of Technology, Kansas City (Mo.) Public Schools

Video Highlights

  • Cyberattacks, such as phishing and malware scams, increase during emergencies that push IT teams to manage devices and systems for staff and students working and learning remotely. 
  • Kansas City (Mo.) Public Schools bumped up security measures — from adding endpoint threat detection on all district devices to implementing network security solutions — as they prepare for e-learning.
  • Teachers and other school staff must remember to practice good cyberhygiene to protect sensitive data. 

Check out more of our special e-learning coverage from CoSN2020 here.