As New Threats Loom, K–12 IT Admins Must Adapt Security Strategies
User education continues to be a necessary complement to security tools and technologies. As cybersecurity concerns grow and schools begin to implement new network solutions, IT leaders need to collaborate with teachers to give students skills essential to tightening their cyber practices.
Michael Lane, Senior Field Solutions Architect–Security, CDW•G
- Teachers' busy schedules can make it challenging to implement security awareness programs, but such training is essential.
- Cryptomining has emerged as a new security threat and could appear in K–12 as attackers look for vulnerable computing resources that lack endpoint protection.
- Better network segmentation and verification of role-based access create a stronger security posture.