Date Added: Feb 2013
VIPRE conducted a web-based survey to understand the network security landscape in K-12 schools in the United States. Survey respondents included individuals responsible for IT and network security at public and private schools K-12 schools.
Overall, the survey results reflect that schools have been able to achieve a relatively good level of network security on the systems where IT administrators have a degree of control. The real challenge, however, is maintaining an optimal level of security where controlling sources of vulnerability are inherently difficult to control – end users and their devices.
This GFI Software white paper examines:
- The security challenges unique to schools
- How the explosion in student, faculty and employee use of personal, storage and mobile devices is affecting network security
- The increasing risk of downloading potentially malicious files while on the school network
- The need for a higher level of security readiness given the changing dynamics, especially for systems where IT administrators have less control