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
- 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.