Seeking a balance between preventing the spread of COVID-19 and providing high-quality in-person instruction, Waubonsee Community College offered students a choice of remote or classroom learning. For Senior Information Security Manager Tarun Trivedi, this meant greater oversight of the apps that students and faculty were using and how they were accessing and storing data. “Being remote, we’ve increased our vigilance,” he says. “We want to ensure faculty and staff are not downloading sensitive content to their laptops.”
Waubonsee’s CIO places a great emphasis on compliance and industry best practices. So, Trivedi wanted to be proactive in stemming the risks of data privacy infringements and data exfiltration, as well as other threats that might exploit vulnerabilities on user devices. He and his team also needed an efficient and effective way to screen cloud apps for security risks and
to ensure compliance with security policies. In-person coaching for the thousands of scattered users was not an option.