Vector Solutions Adds Cybersecurity Courses to Online Training for Schools
- By Kate Lucariello
Solutions, a company that provides education and
industry training courses, announced it has added eight new courses
to its stable of education courses for K–12 schools. The courses
address key areas of cybersecurity awareness for education leaders
and employees and include topics such as creating a cybersecurity
culture, preventing social engineering attacks, laws and compliance,
best practices, and more. Information about the courses will be
available starting Oct. 1, 2022.
help education leaders understand strategies to protect against
cybercrimes and how school officials and IT leaders can prioritize
their time and resources to support cybersecurity, a free, on-demand
webinar, “Meeting the K-12 Cybersecurity Challenge,” is available
in-depth cybersecurity courses are:
Awareness for Education Leaders
1. Creating a Cybersecurity Culture: The importance of
cybersecurity and how educational leaders can support a cybersecurity
2. Safeguarding Against Social Engineer Attacks: How hackers
exploit educational leaders and steps individuals and organizations
can take to protect themselves.
3. End-User Best Practices: Best practices for mitigating
cybersecurity incidents, different types of cybersecurity insurance,
how to prepare for an attack, and how to effectively manage the
crisis when an incident occurs.
4. Laws and Global Compliance Standards: Regulations and their
importance, and key tools that schools and organizations should use
to secure data.
Awareness for Employees of Educational Institutions
1. Classifying and Safeguarding Data for Organizational and
Personal Use: Explore the three main types of data classifications,
the objectives for securing data, how to keep personal and
organizational data separate, standards for deleting and dumping
data, and threats to mobile devices.
2. Social Engineering: The ways social engineering can compromise
an organization's data security, and steps to take to stay safe.
3. End-User Best Practices: How to identify non-secure hot spots
in public places, the risks involved in roaming, the difference
between free and commercial VPN tunnels, how to recognize legitimate
and secure websites, how to protect against malwares and viruses,
passwords and more.
4. Security Awareness Essentials: The “who, what, and why” of
hackers' choices for targets, three main attacks that target
employees, consequences of end-user hacks, Acceptable Use Policies,
the pros and cons of “Bring Your Own Device,” and more.
Solutions for K–12 Education provides software,
resources, and professional development solutions, with safety
products that include an emergency communications platform, systems
to help schools manage and track safety and compliance trainings and
environmental health and safety incidents, and a library of hundreds
of training courses for school staff.
Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.