Already grappling with Zoombombing incidents, remote education platforms and parents’ emails are the next site of hacking threats in the education sector.
Security and safety teams are adapting rapidly to new risks.
Before students and staff can return after COVID-19 campus closures, administrators must consider factors such as testing, PPE and enhanced cleaning procedures.
In Berkeley, administrators are addressing an explicit “Zoombombing” incident as Oakland acknowledges a public leak of Google Classroom sites and Zoom meeting passwords.
From a campus security management standpoint, the safety and security of students, staff, faculty and visitors should be top of mind for administrators and security staff alike.
Campus security requires a delicate balance of securing critical components such as patients, students, intellectual property or pharmaceuticals, yet provides an open and welcoming environment to its numerous and diverse visitors.
When considering security at a main entrance it is worth mentioning the impact and liability from crime.
The teenager was able to disrupt multiple online classes, leading the Madison, Conn. school district to suspend its use of Zoom, the video conferencing software.
The FBI issued a warning to schools about the videoconferencing software, which was abused by online trolls "Zoombombing" classes and meetings with racist language and other actions.
With schools and virtually all youth programming closed through late April, some D.C. violence prevention workers concerned about the possibility for kids to get into trouble.