For over 5 years, many vendors have encouraged their customers to go cloud only and the pandemic only accelerated this move. The pandemic highlighted many cloud benefits, such as remote learning but security requirements needed to be addressed. We now know that a hybrid cloud filtering approach provides a greater level of security.
Cyberattacks on school districts are on the rise, and it’s predicted to get worse. 131 school systems worldwide were attacked in 2020, 162 in 2021 and 177 this past year. Unfortunately, ransoms are being paid, costing more than a financial burden. Schools must scramble to recover when data is highjacked, but the hit on school funding and safeguarding is severe.
Industry-leading experts agree that a Defense-in-Depth strategy using a hybrid filtering solution is paramount. Additionally, districts need a secure solution that can match their individual needs, not a rigid, out-of-the-box product.
Impero’s Daniel Castillo, Manager of Engineering, and Paul Hafen, Cyber Security Specialist, recently hosted a webinar highlighting current issues around security and control of on- and off-site devices. They review the importance of a Defense-in-Depth strategy for school networks, such as:
- Prevention strategies
- Securing all sources of web traffic
- Deployment options
- Key features & components
- Integration with secure remote access
- Reporting and actionable intelligence
Paul and Daniel illustrate how a multi-layered Defense-in-Depth strategy can approach these issues using one effective solution such as Impero ContentKeeper. They drill down and explain how web filtering should be about having the controls you want on and off-site with reporting granularity and, above all, security. Our experts discuss the pros and cons of different deployment strategies:
- Cloud strategies
- Hybrid strategies
- On-prem strategies
For the complete discussion and in-depth insights on hybrid cloud filtering, view the webinar on-demand.
If you want to learn more about how Impero ContentKeeper can be the core of your Defense-in-Depth strategy, book a demo today.
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