CIPA Compliance Alone is No Longer Enough
The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) has been in force since 2000. But in the intervening years, the network environment at K-12 schools has only grown more complex. More students are using school-supplied laptops and tablets at home. Students and staff are increasingly bringing smartphones to school and connecting them to their schools’ Wi-Fi networks. Students are leveraging more online content and social media for communication than ever before while school’s administrators face the challenge of securing students who are at risk of harming themselves or others. And the growing sophistication of hackers is putting more confidential student data at risk.
Schools need a cybersecurity solution that maintains CIPA compliance and protects sensitive data in these complex environments – without incurring excessive costs or requiring more administrative resources.