ManagedMethods | May 06, 2020
COVID-19 push education online, a US platform is striving to make remote learning a safe experience for schools and K–12 students .
ManagedMethods, a leading Google G Suite and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity and student safety platform for K–12 school .
The extra functionality has been specially designed to give school districts full visibility and control into all lessons and student activities taking place within Google Meet and Chat.
As temporary school closures due to COVID-19 push education online, a US platform is striving to make remote learning a safe experience for schools and K–12 students. ManagedMethods, a leading Google G Suite and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity and student safety platform for K–12 school districts, today announced the addition of Google Meet and Chat monitoring and reporting to its platform. The extra functionality has been specially designed to give school districts full visibility and control into all lessons and student activities taking place within Google Meet and Chat.
The monitoring and reporting platform updates school IT administrators on who has joined a meeting or virtual classroom and from which device. It also helps schools monitor the images and text content of remote learning environments for any cyber-bullying, threats of violence, discrimination, and warning signs of self-harm and domestic abuse.
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“The current circumstances due to COVID-19 have rapidly transformed K–12 education, and brought with them new cybersecurity and student safety challenges. Schools are relying on Google Meet for video conferencing and Google Chat for communications,".
~ Charlie Sander, CEO of ManagedMethods.
The rapid transition to virtual learning as a result of the health pandemic has posed a challenge for even the wealthiest school districts. When conducting remote learning, districts are still responsible for complying with student data privacy regulations, including FERPA, COPPA, and CIPA.
“Our new Google Meet and Chat monitoring functionality will give IT teams more insight into school meetings to better protect sensitive data, secure remote learning, keep meetings private and students safe.”
For IT teams, that means securing video meetings against unauthorized access by any non-organizational account—including a parent or guardian account—while all school activity takes place outside the network perimeter. According to ManagedMethod's chief revenue officer, David Waugh, effecting the transition from face-to-face to virtual learning is just one part of the challenge schools are facing right now. “We consistently heard from our customers who have made the transition to remote learning that Google Meet and Chat use has rapidly increased, and they needed a tool to give them visibility and control into the activity taking place there," said Waugh.
ManagedMethods provides K-12 IT teams with an easy, affordable way to identify data security and student safety risks in district G Suite and Microsoft 365 accounts. ManagedMethods continually audits all Google files, Drive, Shared Drive, Gmail, Microsoft 365 files, SharePoint, OneDrive, Outlook 365, and Exchange. Set up automated risk policies and audit reports to keep on top of what is going on in your district’s cloud apps.
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prnewswire | October 27, 2020
Netwrix, a cybersecurity merchant that makes information security simple, today declared monetary market discoveries from its 2020 Netwrix Cyber Threats Report. Netwrix directed this online overview in June 2020 to see how the pandemic and following work-from-home activities changed the IT hazard scene.
Of the apparent multitude of verticals the online study investigated, the money related industry displayed the most extraordinary changes in cybersecurity needs. Worry about VPN misuse soar, with an astounding 94% of respondents naming it a top security hazard. Stress over gracefully chain bargain additionally took off, from half to 97%. The quantity of associations organizing intentional information burglary dramatically increased, from 30% pre-pandemic to 70% now, while worry about incidental information sharing dropped from 80% to half.
Notwithstanding this expanded worry about vindictive action, the most generally detailed occurrences included human blunders: 48% of respondents had clients succumb to phishing assaults in the initial hardly any months of the pandemic, 31% endured ill-advised information sharing, and 28% experienced episodes brought about by administrator botches.
Different discoveries of the overview include:
30% of monetary associations feel they are at more prominent cybersecurity hazard now than they were pre-pandemic. The lion's share (64%) are worried about both more regular cyberattacks and the security holes brought about by far off work.
14% of respondents announced a flexibly chain bargain since the pandemic started. Despite the fact that this function is viewed as a basic danger by practically all monetary associations now, the casualties were especially delayed in distinguishing it: 76% required days, weeks or months.
Uncertain information sharing took the longest to recognize: 51% expected days to hail the episode, while 19% required weeks and 11% required months.
"In the money related area, worry about pernicious admittance to touchy information soar in the initial hardly any months of the pandemic, more so than in some other vertical. Notwithstanding, most of occurrences at budgetary associations during that period were really brought about by the human component. To limit both malevolent and unintentional information misfortune, this industry should notice cybersecurity specialists, who suggest consolidating normal end-client preparing with adaptable arrangements that can proactively distinguish and secure touchy information and spot assaults before they become breaks," said Ilia Sotnikov, VP of Product Management at Netwrix.
Netwrix makes information security simple, in this way disentangling how experts can control delicate, controlled and business-basic information, paying little heed to where it lives. In excess of 10,000 associations overall depend on Netwrix answers for secure delicate information, understand the full business estimation of big business content, pass consistence reviews with less exertion and cost, and increment its efficiency groups and information laborers.
Established in 2006, Netwrix has acquired in excess of 150 industry grants and been named to both the Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 arrangements of the quickest developing organizations in the U.S.
IXL Learning | September 01, 2021
Education.com, the leading online education destination serving more than 33 million teachers, parents and homeschoolers, announced the release of its first math and English language arts (ELA) resources for students in grades 6-8. The addition of new printable worksheets, interactive games and lesson plans meets the growing demand for tools that help learners develop higher-level skills and succeed throughout middle school.
Built by educators, the Common Core-aligned resources encourage students to dive into new topics and cultivate a more advanced skillset. Parents and teachers can tap into various activities—from captivating printables to interactive games—to mix up educational opportunities and make learning fun for students. The materials support student growth across all of the major topic areas for middle school math and ELA.
"Middle school students need diverse educational activities that reinforce classroom instruction while presenting new opportunities to grow," said Kate Mattison, Vice President of Curriculum at IXL Learning, Education.com's parent company. "Parents and teachers of middle schoolers now have an exciting new way to provide meaningful support, help students tackle more challenging skills and foster a lasting love for learning."
Education.com will continue to develop math and ELA content for middle school, and will introduce science and social studies resources for grades 6-8 later this school year.
The perfect library for learning
Parents, teachers and students can access the new middle school resources through Education.com's Learning Library. The library contains 35,000 standards-aligned activities covering math, science, social studies, reading and more for preK-8 learners. A combination of digital and printable content—from science projects to song videos, workbooks and more—helps students develop key skills and master concepts at their own pace. In addition, teachers and parents can access handy Weekly Boost materials for tips and educational resources that support children throughout the school year.
Over 33 million parents and teachers worldwide have joined Education.com since the early learning platform launched in 2006. Education.com's curriculum is comprehensive, covering core skills across math, reading, writing, and more. Designed with flexibility, it can be tailored to meet the interests and needs of diverse learners and can be accessed across a variety of digital platforms. Parents and teachers can follow Education.com's guidance step-by-step, curate their own curriculum, or dive deeply into specific areas with more than 35,000 interactive games, worksheets, hands-on activities, and lessons.