With the increasing number of cyberattacks, schools are becoming a popular target for hackers. This is why schools need to step up their game and make sure they provide cybersecurity to better protect their students and staff. The education industry is not as strong in cybersecurity as it should be. This is because most schools do not have the same level of security as corporations and other industries. The number of breaches a day in K12 education is increasing. There are many reasons why the K12 education industry is weak in cybersecurity. One reason could be that there are not enough resources to use for this purpose. Another reason could be that the people who work in the K12 education industry do not know how to protect themselves from these attacks, or they don’t think it’s important because they don’t believe they will get hacked. In a K12 education environment, it is important to be prepared for the worst. This can be done by improving cybersecurity measures and being aware of the risks.

In the K12 education industry, cybercrimes are common. The problem is that many staff members and students don't take the necessary precautions to protect themselves online. This is because they either use weak passwords or they use the same username and password on multiple websites. They also use their school email address as their personal email address, which can be easily hacked into.  Therefore, it's important for schools to educate their staff members and students about cybersecurity so that they know how to protect themselves online.

Schools are starting to implement 2FA.  Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security method that requires two different ways to identify a user. The two methods can be something the user knows, such as a password, and something the user has, such as physical access to an object (a security token) or phone. This type of security is useful for protecting against hackers who may try to guess passwords. It also helps protect against phishing scams where people are tricked into revealing sensitive information like social security numbers or medical records.

Cyber criminals are always looking for new ways to access sensitive information and personal data. They use phishing emails, malware links, and other methods to steal passwords or personally identifiable information from schools. In order to protect your staff members and students from cybercrime, it is important that you have strong passwords and two factor authentication in place. Midwest Computech implements two factor authentication (2FA,MFA) and password management into our school designed SafetyNet solution.

The cybersecurity of the school district is a huge concern for parents. Parents should be able to trust that their children are safe when they are at school.  Parents can help their children by teaching them to use strong passwords and change them every few months. They can also teach their children to not use the same username and password on multiple websites, and to not use their email address as a password.  However, it also a school responsibility to better educate students about cyber risks through education and part of the districts learning initiatives.

In conclusion, the more schools use technology, the more susceptible they are to cyber-attacks. Cyberattacks can cause a variety of problems for schools including data breaches, identity theft, financial fraud, and business disruption. Schools have a responsibility to supply cybersecurity for their students and staff in order to better protect them from these types of cyberattacks. Schools cannot do it themselves. They need help from IT staff or other professionals who can make sure that their systems are secure, and devices are protected.   SafetyNet, by Midwest Computech was designed specifically for school districts and adds a critical layer to the schools overall technology plan. With SafetyNet, our security team will work right alongside your IT staff to supply a total solution of support and security so you can protect your assets and people.

Ask solutions@midwestcomputech.com how your school can take the first step in protecting your district with our low cost $450 vulnerability scan.