This blog was written by an independent guest blogger.
Educational institutions are reaping the many benefits and new possibilities offered by online learning, but these new methods of educational instruction come with serious cyber security concerns. These institutions are also a prime focus for hackers because they often host a lot of sensitive data about teachers and students.
Furthermore, schools and universities are an easy target because not every teacher or professor is technologically savvy. In fact, many educational institutions have been caught off guard amidst the pandemic and had to rush to implement a remote learning framework that they weren’t hitherto prepared to roll out.
The increase in the different amount of devices used to connect to a network from a wide variety of locations adds another factor of complexity when it comes to cyber defense. To make matters worse, there are laws and regulations…