Schools are back in session and UDT has one thing on our mind: tech safety.

As new technologies become a regular part of teaching and learning, districts and schools are being faced with new security challenges.  There are obvious benefits to having technology integrated into the classroom, however, with these benefits come great concerns. Integrating these new technologies can be dangerous if schools do not take the necessary steps to ensure devices are safe in every way.  Providing students with devices in which web access is not regulated, without ensuring their data is secure, monitoring their usage and safeguarding against cyberbullying and self-harm should cause any parent or guardian concern.  These security issues must be addressed before a device is ever placed in a student’s hands and in order to ensure a district or school is “tech safe”.

UDT provides a variety of services and products to help districts and schools provide protected learning environments.

UDTSecure™ is keeping student and employee data safe by quickly detecting, preventing, and responding to vulnerabilities and attacks. UDTSecure provides organizations with an advanced suite of managed security and threat intelligence services and solutions to quickly identify and react to incoming threats focused on stealing critical data or disrupting operations. Our services are designed to become an extension of your operations and significantly improve security posture.

UDT has also partnered with LightSpeed Systems to provide schools with a way to ensure student devices are protected at all times. LightSpeed Systems allows schools to filter, manage, monitor, and protect across operating systems. They provide everything you need to keep your 1:1 safe and managed with their easy-to-use platform that allows inappropriate sites and apps to be blocked, web access and policies to be controlled, activity on devices to be monitored and reported and real time alerts to be sent when students are flagged for dangerous material like self-harm, cyberbullying, and other concerning behaviors. To learn more about how our team of security experts can keep your data secure, click here.

Carla Bates
Education Solutions Specialist & Professional Development Consultant