Here’s how Microsoft is containing cybersecurity attacks in schools

Kevin Okemwa

Microsoft Whiteboard For Education

A lot of institutions have embraced online learning because of the vast resources available on the internet. However, this also comes with its fair share of setbacks such as cybersecurity attacks. Hence Microsoft’s inception of the Microsoft 365 A5 educational license, which helps monitor, detect and contain threats ultimately reducing their susceptibility to attacks. The license also Includes all of the teaching and learning features of Microsoft 365 A3.

The A5 license features Microsoft Defender which helps shield all Office 365 applications from malicious attacks. “It also includes the tools to address cybersecurity risks from ransomware, malware, phishing, and compromised credentials”. These tools help protect the students, course facilitators as well as data.

With this measure in place, Microsoft provides learning institutions with sufficient infrastructure and bandwidth that goes a long way in preventing unnecessary interruptions that negatively impact the student’s learning process. Check out Microsoft’s blog to learn more about how the A5 license works, they also provide a detailed case study of how Fulton County Schools integrated it into their system.