Today’s K-12 digital education environment opens the door wide to cyber-based threats such as ransomware and malware. Students are connecting to cloud-based learning platforms, video collaboration tools, and the Internet from their school-issued Chromebooks and personal devices to attend class and do their homework. All of this occurs outside of the school’s traditional security perimeter, placing students at greater risk.
Cyber criminals specifically target the education industry because it handles and stores large volumes of sensitive student data. According to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center, school districts are responsible for safeguarding data for more than 50 million U.S. students and their families. A child’s personally identifiable information (PII), like their social security number, is particularly valuable because a child’s identity is “fresh” and nefarious activity is less likely to be detected.
The Lookout Security Platform delivers a unified, converged solution purpose-built for K-12 education. It provides the comprehensive visibility and protection that keeps students and their families safe, and helps teachers and administrators comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).