In the age of coronavirus, technology has never been more paramount. Virtual learning is a necessity, but network systems in schools simply weren’t designed to handle the bandwidth and security concerns they’re now facing.  How can districts plan for the increased technological necessities?

You are invited to a webinar that discusses what you can do now to make sure your school is equipped to handle your current and future needs. 

Join us for a discussion of the following:

#1 – School Wi-Fi Networks: Cybersecurity, bandwidth issues from classroom and remote learning.

Because of remote learning, schools have adjusted how their networks can accommodate increased use. Minor changes might have had major impacts on the security of the network and the bandwidth requirements. In addition, recent ransomware attacks leave schools vulnerable. 

A Wi-Fi security audit can determine if you have any vulnerabilities on the wireless side of your network, while a security assessment reviews internal and external security network connections.

Hear real world cases of Wi-Fi, security, and bandwidth issues as a result of remote and in building network changes. We will also talk about advantages of new Wi-Fi vs. standard Wi-Fi 6 and describe a typical assessment. 

Don Davis – Vice President, SMB Solutions Group, Marcum Technology

#2 – Cybersecurity for Remote Computing

With the increased use of Chromebooks, tablets and other portable devices by most students and teachers, districts are seeing an increased need for endpoint security solutions. One key area that is frequently overlooked, which can have significant impact, is patch management on Windows devices.

With the pandemic still in full swing, each of these methods of connecting poses increased risks to your cybersecurity more than ever before. Prior to Covid, it was difficult to determine if the communications we received were real or a potential cyberattack. Now, as both the volume of legitimate connection attempts as well as real attacks that employ content designed to play on our emotions increases, it becomes even more difficult to identify and stop these attacks.

Jaike Hornreich – Director, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Marcum Technology

#3 – End Point Security Concerns

Web content filtering has become more important than ever, regardless of where the connection originates, particularly with the increased number of student and teacher end points now residing on district networks.

For many schools, when end point devices, such as Chromebooks, tablets, and Windows computers, are connected to student and teacher networks, only a small amount of generic high level filtering is applied to keep inappropriate and malicious content off the end points.

Now is the time to learn more advanced end point content filtering techniques and solutions that may be quickly and easily deployed to better protect everyone in your network.

Chad Hudson – Director, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy, Marcum Technology