Data hacker

Be proactive about protecting your data.

School data is completely unique: The personal identifying information of students, financial records, and academic data make K12 schools a huge target for hackers—and the potential for losing precious records to disasters complicates data management. Complacency is your enemy: make a plan and strive for constant improvement when it comes to data security.


Cloud hosting speeds disaster recovery.

Secure cloud hosting frees up time to focus on staff and infrastructure
Backup copies of data are readily available 24/7 if disaster strikes
Server updates are built in, so software is always up-to-date
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School and cloud

"The security and disaster recovery plan for our Skyward systems continues to be very high on our priority list. Skyward contains a lot of student and financial data that is mission-critical."

- Craig Waldvogel

Information Technology Coordinator
at Staples-Motley School District


  Cyber Security

The stakes are high for school data administrators.

Learn how data ransom attacks happen and how to defend your school.

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Don't get hooked on phishing emails!


Recognize the patterns that fool people into clicking.

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Phishing Trip

3 steps to see if your team is a prime phishing target.

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Practice security drills.

Security team

Test your team before they encounter the real thing. Here's how to set up 3 security measures.

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Six types of fraud

One of the biggest cyber threats today? Students. Learn 3 ways to protect your passwords.

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Think security in every corner of your district.

Summer Fraud Watch

5 internal and 5 external school business office threats to watch for during summer months.

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Cybersecurity Optimized

Digital natives are fearless—maybe too fearless.

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Build your cybersecurity team.

Security team

Who do you need in your corner to build a strong defense against data breaches, disaster recovery, and cyber attacks?

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Six types of fraud

Learn six types of fraud that may originate right in your backyard and cost big bucks.

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The state of cybersecurity in schools today

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