K-12 education has been turned upside down. Remote learning is obviously the term du jour. At the same time as we are figuring out what remote instruction means, school districts still have to keep the buildings safe and run all the back-office functions.
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads to more nations worldwide, millions of businesses turn to the internet as their employees are forced to work from home. Is the World Wide Web ready for the sudden increase in demand for cloud-based services? Even before the pandemic, many companies were already turning to online productivity and collaboration tools […]
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These have been extraordinary times for the world, our country, our school districts and our families. We are implementing remote learning plans and remote access plans to keep the district functioning in this time of social distancing, crowd restrictions and mandated closings.
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting individuals and businesses worldwide. As COVID-19 continues to spread, the private and public sectors are exerting great efforts to cope with present and future challenges. This includes leveraging technology resources. Here are some of the ways the pandemic will impact technology use. Increased reliance on communications technology The need for […]
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing employees to work from home, you and your staff can take advantage of Microsoft Teams to stay productive. Microsoft recently enhanced this already powerful tool’s capabilities, making it easier for more people to take advantage of its advanced features. What is Microsoft Teams? Microsoft Teams combines workplace chat, video conferencing, […]
Many people use auto-fill passwords for their convenience. What you might not know is that hackers and advertisers can use them to get access to websites and other applications and gather sensitive information. Learn more about the risks of using autocomplete passwords. Why auto-fill passwords are so dangerous Certain web browsers have integrated features that […]
Earlier this month, on March 2, NIST formalized a significant number of changes to its password recommendations as part of the final release of its updated Digital Identify Guidelines document or NIST publication SP 800-63-3. The full document which includes three additional sister documents (800-63A, 800-63B & 800-63C) is here:
As part of our client school district's response for Corona virus preparedness, we see an uptick in requests for VPN access into the school district's networks. With the potential increase in VPN users and remote connections into your district's systems, we thought now would be a good time to remind you of a few best practices around VPN use:
Each user should have a unique VPN account, no sharing of ID’s between users or departments.
Internet of Things (IoT) devices are increasingly becoming a ubiquitous part of modern offices. Make sure that they don’t become entry points for hackers with the following tips. Set passwords Many users fail to realize that they can set passwords for IoT devices. Failing to do so makes their gadgets easy to hack. You have […]