Clayton County Public Schools Spotlight: Securing Access District-Wide

As the fifth-largest school system in Georgia, Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) has a history of delivering quality education to a diversity of students.

When Chief Technology Officer Rod Smith stepped into his role nine years ago, there were no online systems for students to log in and access resources.

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How Millis Public Schools Stopped Hackers In Their Tracks

“It’s like we put up a brick wall.”

When Millis Public Schools in Massachusetts set out on a multi-year search to find a single sign-on (SSO) solution to help streamline the login process for their teachers and students, what they ended up finding was a solution to another problem. 

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White House Warns of Imminent Cyber-Risk: Tech Giants Immediately Confirm Breaches

On Monday (3/21/22), the White House released a statement by President Biden on our Nation’s Cybersecurity warning that “based on evolving intelligence” U.S. companies and organizations need to urgently harden their cybersecurity defenses against potentially imminent cyberattacks.

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How Do Colleges and Universities Prevent Ransomware Attacks?

Educational institutions are frequent targets of ransomware attacks, with account takeovers being one of the largest causes. These attacks can cost institutions millions of dollars in downtime, people time, device cost, network cost, lost opportunity, and ransom paid. Plus, ransomware attacks put institutional data at risk and can cause the school to temporarily close.

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Identity Management vs. Login Syncing: What’s the Difference? Part Two

Has your district evaluated or implemented single sign-on (SSO) services to simplify your students and educators’ login experience to their online learning tools? While this is an important step forward, it’s likely not the full solution your district needs.

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Identity Management vs. Login Syncing: What’s the Difference? Part One

As K-12 accelerates their collective journey down the path of digital transformation, one key undertaking of midsize-to-large school districts is the improvement in the learning experience, at scale, while improving cybersecurity.

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Educause Annual 2021 Recap: Digital Identities, Pathfinders, & More

The Educause Annual Conference 2021, held in Philadelphia, PA from October 26-29, connected higher education institutes from around the country. Following nearly two years of event cancellations, this was one of the first educational conferences to bring back the in-person experience while also offering the flexibility of a virtual option.

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How Do Higher Education Systems Manage Their IT Infrastructure?

College and university systems comprised of multiple institutions face many IT challenges due to their complex organizational structures and breadth of users. Often, sharing systemwide services to reduce costs and minimize complexity is at odds with the need to maintain control and prohibit visibility of individual institutional resources.

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Why Your Institution's Community is the Greatest Ransomware Threat

Cybersecurity experts have long touted that “the traditional perimeter is dead” and have advocated for a zero-trust and identity-centric approach to security. However, if your identities are the most important element of a modern cybersecurity program, it is an unfortunate, but real truth that they are also the biggest threat to your systems.

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What is a Digital Identity and How Does it Impact Education?

Education is at the cusp of an evolutionary period of digital transformation.


The COVID-19 pandemic spotlighted the challenge school districts, colleges, universities, and other educational institutions face in delivering continuity of learning for each student, regardless of their environment.

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