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Establish a simple, secure, and efficient technology environment that maximizes learning with integrated tools in Microsoft 365 Education.

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How Microsoft Cybersecurity helps protect schools

More than 80% of malware attacks target the education sector1. Defend your institution's privacy and digital security with world-class cybersecurity solutions from Microsoft.

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protection against cyber-attacks with Microsoft Entra ID2

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average number of cyber-security events Intune for Education resolved each week during the school year3

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ROI from Microsoft Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection4

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    World-class cybersecurity

    Defend your school's devices and data with industry-leading tools that bring the digital security, privacy, and compliance needs of your students, teachers, and school districts to the forefront.

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    Secure learning experiences

    Empower more accessible and secure learning experiences at school and at home with cloud-powered intelligence and built-in cybersecurity features.

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    Unified IT solutions

    Build secure and seamless IT experiences across every educational device with tools that are optimized to connect across your existing software, apps, and platforms.

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    Efficient operations

    Transition to Microsoft products with confidence using cloud-connected deployment and management tools and on-demand support to simplify rollout and implementation.

Implement a suite of unified cybersecurity tools

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Streamline deployment and management

Make educational technology simple to deploy and easy to update with a range of tools that IT and administrators can control from one cloud-based system.

  • Manage compliance across devices and technology with Microsoft Purview compliance portal
  • Deploy apps and device updates quickly with Intune for Education
  • Help users set up and preconfigure new devices with Windows Autopilot
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Utilize secure, simple authentication

Employ a range of time-saving authentication options that make logging in faster, more convenient, and ultimately safer for everyone.

  • Enable biometric authentication with Windows Hello for educators, faculty, and staff
  • Simplify password management with Microsoft Entra ID
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Identify and investigate threats

Set up systems that stay vigilant 24/7 in detecting and containing cybersecurity threats that strike networks and devices in classrooms and across districts.

  • Prevent, detect, and contain risky user activity with Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management
  • Utilize Microsoft Defender to prevent, detect, and respond to attacks across devices, apps, and data
  • Create playbooks to automatically investigate threats via Automated Investigation and Response

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Microsoft Reimagine

Learn more about the announcements from Reimagine Education, including Microsoft Defender for Endpoint and Microsoft Copilot offerings.

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Microsoft 365 Education safeguards digital learning

All of the Microsoft 365 Education plans offer built-in management and cybersecurity tools to help protect against threats. The A5 plan allows you to integrate more advanced cybersecurity measures that make it easy to guard, manage, and maximize learning and productivity for students, teachers, and staff. Find out which plan has the right protections for your institution.

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      "Cyber incidents happen every day, all day. Our tools and our threat hunters set out to contain and eradicate them. As IT leaders, we're used to just resolving problems before end users even know about them."

      Dr. Emily Bell, CIO, Fulton County Schools

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      "We're a school, so we don't have endless amounts of resources. Cybersecurity can tend to be a bit of a bottomless pit of money at times. So instead, we uplifted into the A5 offering with Microsoft, which gave us a lot of the tools."

      Grant Joslin, ICT Infrastructure Manager, Newington College

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      We use the capabilities and features within Microsoft Purview to make sure that confidential information is properly handled and help keep harmful content away from our students.

      Randyll Newman, Supervisor of Student Data and Information Security, Prince William County Public Schools

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    Boost your knowledge

    Explore templates, courses, and technical guides for using Microsoft tools to do everything from strengthening your general understanding of cybersecurity risks in the education sector to building a district-wide security strategy.

    Boost your knowledge

    Explore templates, courses, and technical guides for using Microsoft tools to do everything from strengthening your general understanding of cybersecurity risks in the education sector to building a district-wide security strategy.

    • For IT professionals

      Explore learning paths

      Gain in-depth knowledge about all of the Microsoft Cybersecurity, compliance, and identity solutions.

      Explore Microsoft Cybersecurity learning paths

      Train in Microsoft Defender

      Learn how to use Microsoft Defender to the fullest with this training for those with an intermediate understanding

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    • For decision-makers

      Enroll in K-12 Cybersecurity Training

      In this free, 1-hr course, learn about cybersecurity preparedness and practices to safeguard your school from cyber-attacks.

      Take the course

      Explore our cybersecurity guide

      Dive into what we see as the three key aspects of cybersecurity and compliance in education.

      Read the guide

    • For everyone

      Join Cybersecurity 101

      Learn the basics of cybersecurity and how you can protect your devices and technology.

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      Find out how to start conversations about cybersecurity and staying vigilant online.

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