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Recent Posts by Jill Kressin

 
Jill Kressin is a skilled content marketer with over three years of experience in the information technology industry. As Identity Automation’s Content Marketing Specialist, she develops content in a variety of styles for a wide array of media, including blog articles, press releases, customer spotlights, data sheets, brochures, website pages, emails, and social media. Outside Marketing, Jill enjoys traveling, yoga, reading, kayaking, and attending concerts.

Austin Independent School District Spotlight: Creating a Digital Ecosystem with “AISD Anywhere” Access

As the fifth-largest public school district in Texas, Austin Independent School District (ISD) is guided by the motto “AISD Anywhere” to provide 100,000 students, teachers, and parents greater access to their EdTech tools.

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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 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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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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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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New Research: K-12 Districts Must Face the Mounting Cybersecurity Challenges

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many K-12 educational institutions are using remote or hybrid learning models. This growing digital footprint has created a prime opportunity for malicious actors to take advantage of districts’ increased reliance on digital tools. 

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K-12 Education Funding: How Will You Use Your ESSER Fund?

Seemingly overnight, the entire face of K-12 education completely shifted. Due to COVID-19, schools were forced to rethink how to deliver education in a new digital format. The majority of districts did not have a 1:1 program in place, meaning new devices had to be made available and issued to individual students without funding, training, or time for planning.

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“Online Learning” vs. “Pandemic Learning”: The Role of Identity in K-12

2020 for K-12 districts was anything but standard— so how do we define the education model that occurred in this uncharted territory? 

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Don’t Mince the Meaning: Rostering vs. Provisioning & Their Roles in Enabling Digital Learning

According to a recent Gallup report regarding educational technology use in K-12, 65% of teachers say they use digital learning tools to teach every day. To provide their services, digital learning vendors require timely and up-to-date access to student, teacher, and class roster data. Unfortunately, schools haven’t changed their rostering processes to meet digital demands, i.e. they’re still manually compiling and uploading these rosters to third-party applications. 

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Meet Our Team: LeeAnn Friemoth, Team Lead Project Manager

At Identity Automation, we strive to be a trusted advisor to our customers during their Identity and Access Management (IAM) journey. The second an organization becomes our customer, it’s our practice to provide best-in-class service to implement and evolve their solution as time goes on.  

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