“Cybersecurity expert shares resources to stay safe online during virtual learning” by Nicole DiAntonio features her interview with CEO and Director of Cybersecurity Michael Maschke of Sensei Enterprises.
It’s the first day of school for tens of thousands of students across the DMV, but with the pandemic pushing many schools to move classes online, it will be a back to school like no other.
Michael Maschke, the Chief Executive Officer of Sensei Enterprises, said it is important to protect your kids now.
“I’ve got two kids that have been given Chromebooks from Loudoun County so there are certain things that I’m going to be watching out for as my kids use the equipment,” said Maschke. “And, there certainly are recommendations I have for other parents from a cybersecurity perspective.”
Maschke said many elementary school kids now have their own email address for school. As a result, it is important to monitor what your kids click on because phishing continues to be a problem.
This year teachers are also relying more on free, external resources that can be found online. Maschke said if they are outside the school website, it’s important to check and make sure they are safe.
“You have to be careful about what you click on and what your kids click on or have access to. Make sure you are looking at what websites they are visiting and where they are going,” said Maschke.