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Addressing remote learning security as COVID-19 continues

October 13, 2020


With the 2020-2021 school year underway, many K-12 educators, administrators, students and families are facing an indefinite period of remote learning. While there are numerous challenges arising from this new academic environment, chief among them is this unfortunate reality of our times: hackers are always looking for ways to capitalize on a crisis.

In the early days of the pandemic, as diagnoses increased, so too did coronavirus-related scams. As a senior FDA official recently outlined, “In the past months, we have seen an unprecedented proliferation of fraudulent products related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more than ever before, the internet is being used as the primary vehicle for marketing these unproven products.”

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