This is the latest installment of our Meet Our Team series featuring Scott Kortright, who recently joined the company as part of our Marketing team.
In the midst of 21st century teaching methodologies, Dustin Hardin, Director of Technology for New Caney Independent School District, sought to implement digitized learning and ongoing student-teacher engagement for a Texas school district that didn’t even have a wireless network.
Assigning risk levels for each employee in your organization can be tricky. The highest risk users and lowest risk users may be obvious, but what about all those users in between? You can't necessarily group them all together. How do you make that decision for each user?
The new school year has begun and so have the challenges that come with managing thousands of student accounts. Recently, we saw an article about one school district in Tennessee that experienced the chaos of manual identity management first hand when they attempted to deploy their iPads for Kids Program.
With all the cloud products and applications now available, more organizations are finding it valuable to integrate them, such as linking Salesforce.com to your accounting package so data from both can be viewed together. However, as companies integrate cloud accounts, we’ve noticed a number of them run into problems maintaining those integrations down the road. When integrating cloud accounts, you often need to choose an internal user account to create the bi-directional connections and truly link the applications. For example, if we were to connect Hubspot to Salesforce, we would need to enter a Salesforce account (username and password) into Hubspot. This process works fine until the person who owned that Salesforce account leaves the company. When that happens, the integration you previously had is now useless.
Privacy in education is a subject that has received significant attention recently, and we see it garnering even more attention in the future. It affects students, teachers, administrators, parents, IT staff and IT vendors. All involved tread a fine line, balancing the security issues that are vital to the operation of a school with the individual privacy rights of the actual classroom users of technology.
Did you know that 50-60% of today’s organizations still rely on manual Identity Access Management (IAM)?
While automated IAM technologies like RapidIdentity enable administrators to automatically provision and monitor users and grant time-based access, manual IAM requires admins to manually change these factors for each individual within the organization. This system can lead to lapses in access restriction and ultimately large losses in time, money and security.
You can take all the security precautions in the world, but if someone really wants to attack your organization’s infrastructure, they’re going to find a way. With hackers who are able to stay one step ahead of the security precautions we put in place, it’s not inaccurate to say that it’s inevitable you will be attacked.