REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Nowhere is the impact of information technology more visible than in our nation's schools. This pace of education innovation is likely to accelerate as investment in educational technology continues to explode. Today's students and educators employ a wealth of technology-driven educational resources. In K-12 schools, the hallways are filled with tablet and laptop carts traveling between classrooms. In colleges and universities, lecture halls are teeming with screens of every type. With this exponential growth in technology, schools are rocketing toward a new age in education, known as Education 3.0.
To help prepare schools and universities for this explosion in technology, iSheriff, a leading cyber security company, today released its latest white paper Is Your School Ready for Education 3.0?. Education 3.0 is an all-encompassing term for how new technologies, such as cloud computing, online video, and mobile devices are changing the way educators teach and students learn.
Education 3.0, like other technology-driven changes from e-commerce to social networking, has powerful benefits, but also new concerns. It has a great capacity to engage and inspire students but many educators and parents are concerned about the cyber security risks associated with the interconnectivity of Education 3.0, which are quite real and require a proactive approach to protect students, schools and universities.
"Education 3.0 will offer new ways of teaching and learning that will transform our educational systems. However, a successful transition requires the continual review of policy on proper conduct on connected devices, as well as the creation of proper cyber security infrastructure to protect information, block offensive material and stop bad actors," said John Mutch, iSheriff CEO. "Keeping our students safe in today's learning environment is our most important task."
In this paper, iSheriff reviews the cyber-security risks of Education 3.0, similar to those in other areas, with two important differences. First, the stakes are higher given that the victims of a breach are children, who may be more susceptible to criminal techniques that would not work with adults. Second, the perpetrators of cyber-crime focused at schools and universities extend past criminals just seeking financial gain to adults or other children seeking to do harm.
iSheriff is one of the leading companies providing effective security completely from the cloud. The company delivers the industry's easiest to deploy and manage solution for protection against today's multi-vector threats and compliance challenges, through the power, flexibility and ease of a cloud-based service offering. For more information on iSheriff, please visit www.isheriff.com and follow the company on Twitter at @isheriffinc. Click here to download the iSheriff white paper, Is Your School Ready for Education 3.0?.
iSheriff is a leading cloud-based, enterprise device security platform used by more than 3,000 organizations around the world. Our global cloud network, award winning security, and SaaS delivery model provide an integrated service to protect all enterprise devices – including laptops, servers, tablets, point of sale devices, industrial equipment and emerging "internet of things" technologies. Simply put, iSheriff delivers more powerful security that is easier to manage and more cost efficient than our competition. We are proud to be recognized by leading analysts and industry publications, including SC Magazine, Network Computing and IDC. In February 2015, Virus Bulletin's VB100 independent comparative testing named iSheriff the most effective solution against new and emerging malware.
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