Despite the swift takeover of cloud applications like G Suite and Office 365 for Education within the classroom, the applications’ interfaces, administrative controls and security are still lacking. As institutions, school districts, and states migrate from desktop software to cloud apps, security becomes even more critical. Some administrative capabilities that are built into these applications are incredibly powerful, but setting up the security protocols and processes that are needed can be complex and often fall short of expectations, leaving schools vulnerable.
Cybersecurity is an issue that every industry is coping with, but schools face challenges from every angle, weighing pressure from hackers, employees, students, administrators, politicians, and taxpayers. With the nearly ubiquitous presence of these cloud applications in the classroom, it’s too important to ignore.