EducationSECURING THE GROWING NEEDS OF EDUCATION
Cyber security is now a major concern for Educational establishments. As technology and Internet use pervades through schools, there is ever an increasing use for the Internet and Cloud as learning tools. But with greater connectivity, comes a need for greater responsibility to protect the children from the dangers ever prevalent on the web. Universities have similar challenges, but they also need to manage the additional demand for bandwidth and connectivity from Students on Campus.
Standards & Guidelines
Ofsted (the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills) in the UK, have acknowledged that Cyber Security is of critical importance to Education and have created an e-safety framework that schools need to work within. In the US, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) derived CIPA, The Childrens Internet Protection Act, imposing certain requirements to schools and lobraries in order to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet.
As trusted advisors to significant organisations, an with a track record of securing schools, colleges and universities, Infosec Partners works directly with faculty members and governing boards to develop solutions to meet the growing security needs of Education.
The Teachers Portal
Working with Education Industry clients led to the development of the Infosec Partners Teachers Portal, powered by Fortinet. A portal which enables teachers to directly manage and control the Internet usage and content access of their class. Enabling the teacher to directly allow and revoke the Internet access of students and groups in the classroom, the Teachers Portal also allows teachers to manage access to specific sites or those with certain types of content for the duration of the class. When combined with the relevant technology implementations, the Teachers Portal also also allows teachers to manage lighting, and audio-visual systems within their classroom. Technology that was previously restricted to Executive Boardrooms, is now available to schools meaning that teachers can use theit tablet or smartphone to take control of their classroom.
It's also important to also appreciate that Security in Education is not just about children. As fully functioning organsiations, full spectrum security needs to constantly be monitored and optimised. From Physical security, to Human Capital Management, and Intellectual Property, security in Education is a fundamental concern. Contact us now for strategic advice and technical expertise.
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