Simply put, the bad guys are constantly searching for any possible point of entry that can be exploited by viruses and malware.
Redding School District is one of several school districts in Redding, California. Comprised of six elementary schools and one middle school, Redding SD covers a large portion of the west side of Redding.
In the world of cybercrime where hackers are generally one step ahead of everybody else, good security practices can literally be the difference between protecting critical computer data and exposing the personal and confidential information of school staff, students, parents, and third-party contractors.
A year of significant changes, 2015 saw the education sector come under threats of physical violence by way of active shooter incidents, violent protests, and general unrest. Today’s higher education institutions face some tough challenges as their campuses grow, student bodies flourish, and expanding facilities become harder to protect from the inherent risks of open environments.
In 2016, organizations in highly regulated industries will increase their use of cloud solutions to support and complement their existing technology infrastructure.
Today’s campus environments require a variety of systems to manage the vast amount of data, evolving security needs, and a growing number of assets that must be protected on a daily basis. To accomplish this, colleges and universities should look at a number of ways technology can help address safety and security needs.
An annual study by Wakefield Research for VitalSource Technologies found that 44 percent of students don’t go more than 10 minutes without using some form of technology during an average school day. Knowing the prevalence among students to use technology throughout the day is so high, why not meet them on common ground when trying to connect? Schools have an opportunity to not only enhance the connected campus experience, but also to reduce costs and improve operations as well. Reduced maintenance technology that supplants dinosaur devices or practices can save colleges and universities countless time and money through an overall low total cost of ownership.
It is only fitting that institutions of higher learning, where innovation is encouraged, are leading the way in advancements related to confirming student identity and controlling access to campus buildings. While student identification (ID) cards have evolved over the years, some colleges and universities have truly gone high-tech in the ways students can prove who they are.
As students return to school, packing lecture halls and moving into dorm rooms in the colleges and universities, officials behind the scenes look for ways to safeguard the students, faculty, and assets. To accomplish this feat, today’s higher education organizations look for a combination of policies and new technology solutions.
When the mobility wave hit, data security got way more complicated for IT services providers and their SMB customers. Indeed, as mobile devices have infiltrated the SMB market in a big way, hackers have kept pace, waging full-blown attacks against the mobile landscape. Studies have shown that mobile malware assaults rose by 58 percent in 2012, making mobile data security one of the biggest threats for businesses today.