Identity Automation Blog

Why Zero Trust Is the Foundation of a Strong K-12 Cybersecurity Program

While technology has created boundless new opportunities for learning, it has also produced ever-growing data security challenges. In years past, cyber defensive strategies were confined to internal environments.

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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 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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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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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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The Role of Open Communication in Educational Digital Ecosystems

"Hello, this is the technology office; how can I help you?”

“Well, my school ordered this new software, and we can’t seem to make it work on our computers. Can you help?”

Sound familiar? If you’ve worked in technology in a school system within the last 15 years, you have probably experienced this exact situation.

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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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