education


Learn the critical cybersecurity challenges plaguing K-12 schools today and how to mitigate them with this five-point cybersecurity checklist. [Read More]
by RSS Sowjanya O'Neill  |  Jan 12, 2018  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Educational institutions have become regular targets for cybercriminals. In fact, the education sector accounted for 13 percent of data breaches in the first half of 2017, resulting in the compromise of around 32 million records. One of the top reasons that schools are targeted is the diverse data they store on students and staff, including personally identifiable information (PII), healthcare information, and financial information. These records can then be sold on the dark web to be used for purposes of identity theft and fraud. As educational... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 13, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
Having secure, reliable access to the internet is no longer an option. It’s necessary. This is especially true for schools, as curriculum and resources are increasingly moving online and cyberattacks are becoming more frequent. In fact, data shows that 141 US school districts have reported one or more cyber incidents since 2016. To meet these needs, K-12 schools and districts across the United States are currently in the process of applying for E-rate for Funding Year 2018. The E-rate program from the Universal Service Administration... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology, Industry Trends
The 2017 CETPA Annual Conference will be held from November 14th– 17th at the Pasadena Convention Center. Fortinet is excited to be sponsoring and attending this event. We encourage attendees to visit with our team at booth number 423.  Additionally, Fortinet will be participating in multiple events and presentations to inform education IT professionals of best practices for securing their networks in the evolving threat landscape and protecting personal data with increased network visibility.  [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Nov 09, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Colleges and universities have unique wireless network and security needs. They are typically densely-populated and highly-collaborative environments. Students and faculty alike rely on a consistent wireless connection that allows them fast and constant communication with each other across campuses and buildings. They require access to various online resources and publications to conduct research for assignments and lesson plans, as well as access to various applications and software solutions to record, present, and share their findings. Furthermore,... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 27, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
In light of today’s huge skills gap, security professionals have an obligation to mentor the next generation. Employees of cybersecurity vendors can help shrink the gap by volunteering their time in the classrooms, from elementary school through college. The knowledge and experience of front-line professionals is invaluable, whether to explain to first-graders what malware is or to steer college students toward the right classes to give them a strong foundation for a cybersecurity career. The problem is bigger than any one vendor or educational [Read More]
by RSS Anthony Giandomenico  |  Oct 16, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
From October 15th – 18th, the 2017 Internet2 Technology Exchange will take place in San Francisco, CA. The Technology Exchange brings together leaders from the research, education, and technology communities to discuss and find solutions to the technical challenges that threaten the missions of their organizations. The robust Internet2 community comprises 317 US higher education institutions, 81 leading corporations, 64 affiliate and federal affiliate members, 43 regional and state education networks, and more than... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 15, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Cybercriminals have increasingly taken notice of schools and universities as profitable targets for cyberattacks. A key reason for this is the types of information schools keep on students, parents, and staff. Typically, upon infiltrating an institution’s network, cybercriminals will probe for, find, and exfiltrate valuable user data. This could be anything from health records, financial information, or any other personally identifiable information, such as social security numbers. Cybercriminals typically then take this data and sell it... [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends
Learn what fellow education IT professionals have to say about their experiences using Fortinet security products. [Read More]
by RSS Trish Borrmann  |  Sep 11, 2017  |  Filed in: Business and Technology
Cybersecurity measures are being adopted and fine-tuned across industries to ensure sensitive data is protected against cybercriminals and evolving attack vectors. However, some industries, such as education, are held more accountable for data protection than others. [Read More]
by RSS Susan Biddle  |  Aug 31, 2017  |  Filed in: Industry Trends