Category: Education

Why NOW is the Time to Adopt a Cybersecurity Framework for your District

As each value stream and business process digitizes, the protection of assets and training of students and staff become highly important. The time is NOW to start adopting a cybersecurity framework program in your organization. Adopting the NIST CSF will guide you through the cybersecurity evolution and lead you on your way to a successful cybersecurity program.

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ZOOM Best Practices

Zoom has been around for some time but with the need to work virtually, using this application has provided an effective way to communicate both in the corporate and education sector. Unfortunately, some lax security practices allowed intruders to intercept the video meetings, often inserting offensive and obscene content, creating a new phrase “zoombombers.”

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Permanent Sick Leave Program

On April 2, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced that the Fiscal Year 2021 State budget includes a permanent mandatory paid sick leave program. The State legislature passed the budget immediately thereafter, and Governor Cuomo signed the bill on April 3, 2020. The legislation will take effect 180 days after signing, on September 30, 2020.

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Purchasing, AP, & Claims DURING COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to affect life as we know it, school districts and businesses are forced to adapt to the new norm: less paper and more electronic documents. In addition, internal processes have had to change to accommodate fewer employees working in the office, spaces have been redesigned so staff can work while adhering to social distancing guidelines, and management has been challenged with figuring out how staff can work remotely.

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