How to securely Educate-from-Anywhere in 2022

With ongoing shifts in learning and research environments, IT teams must make sure their systems are suited to operate effectively

The virtual classroom continues to be a popular teaching style and option for higher education institutions. Recently, 114 U.S. colleges have delayed return to on-campus classes for the 2022 spring semester, and with many students, teachers, and faculty working outside the classroom, strengthening cyber defenses remains a top priority.

Malware attacks against the education sector have increased by 50% since 2020 – and to better protect systems and personal information, 90% of higher education institutions now have a malware incident recovery plan in place.

The key to organizational resilience is protecting students, faculty, and teachers while empowering them to be as productive and secure at home as they are on campus networks. To achieve this resilience throughout your institution in 2022, IT leaders in education should focus on the following.

Strengthening security

Colleges and universities will continue to adapt to the changes brought on by the pandemic. Many school systems will maintain and evolve hybrid learning, creating a modern classroom approach or what we have termed Educate-from-Anywhere.

To ensure the continuation of campus operations as well as delivering a great student, faculty, and staff experience regardless of location or device, IT teams must make intelligent and vigorous use of modern technology and security practices while preventing disruption of malicious cyber campaigns.

eSchool Media Contributors