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Securing a Multi-Vendor Cloud Environment at School

Modern Network Segmentation and Access ControlLegacy network design techniques in education often used segmentation of networks at the core switch or even a router to control access between networks of differing security levels. Managing these access lists was time consuming and relatively primitive. One could only enforce the most rudimentary (at best L4 – address and port) traffic rules. This often resulted in allowing access to resources that user groups should not have – especially in shared computer environments.The early firewalls capable of application awareness (L7) were not fast enough to sit between segments of a LAN – in spite of their capabilities to identity traffic in advanced ...
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The Value of Knowing Your School's Security Weaknesses

The Value of Knowing Your School's Security Weaknesses

Many schools in California are rolling out "one-to-one" computing initiatives, to supplement existing policies of bring your own device (BYOD) programs to advance digital curriculum in K-12.These changes provide amazing educational opportunities for students and staff alike, but introduce new challenges. One of the most pressing is ensuring security while more than doubling the endpoints involved.We believe that intelligence and visibility are powerful, particularly when it comes to cyber-security threats and the defense against them. K-12 schools are particularly vulnerable targets because they have transient and often novice populations. Today's students are digital natives who are very sa...
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EdTech Summit Update: The Future of Teaching is Here

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All of us at Datalink Networks have been obsessed with the planning for our EdTech Summit, two weeks from today at the Sheraton Universal here in Los Angeles. Open to any local school employee, it will be an exciting day of exploring the challenges and advances in K12 technology.We know that some of our attendees are most interested in the focus on curriculum and the Connected Classroom, so Fran Mauney, of Intel Education, will open with a keynote that will cover current trends and where EdTech is going. Our team has been laser-focused on security lately, so we've landed experts from Fortinet and Datto to address the issues that have made schools ripe targets for hacking. And we understand t...
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EdTech IT Summit for School Technology Pros

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EdTech IT Summit - July 26, 2017

Join your peers and K12 technology thought leaders at the Sheraton Universal in Los Angeles for a day exploring the challenges around campus security, E-Rate, and the Connected Classroom. Admission is free to employees of districts and K12 schools. Lunch will be served.Who should attend: School IT Directors and Managers, Network Engineers, Budget Officers, Superintendents, Principals, Vice Principals, Curriculum Developers, Science Chairs, Teacher Leadership.EARLY BIRD PRIZE DRAWING: REGISTER BEFORE JULY 1 TO BE ENTERED. PRIZES INCLUDE A NEW XBOX.Registration information. ​Time ​​July 26, 2017 - 10:00 AM ​Location ​333 Universal Hollywood Dr., Universal City, CA ​Tickets​Free to K12 and...
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