Cyber Threat Protection For the Education Sector

Best Practice Advice for a Multi-layered Approach to Cyber-security

10 June, 2020 @ 2PM [London BST]





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The cyber threat landscape continues to evolve. Each year, attackers add new techniques and tactics to their arsenal, increasing their ability to evade detection and attack your systems.

The education sector faces its own set of challenges when it comes to cybersecurity, from protecting institutions from evolving cyber threats, to safeguarding and protecting students, staff and increasingly facilitating remote learning.

Managing the IT systems for any educational institution is no small feat, with students and faculty often spread over a large campus, connecting over wired and wireless networks. In addition, educational institutions often need to provide access to a broad variety of online learning tools and resources, while maintaining adequate controls for a safe and age-appropriate Internet experience. No other environment requires more from its IT infrastructure in terms of both performance and security than in education.

On any given day IT is tasked with everything from providing secure IT Infrastructure, secure authentication for remote users, secure Wi-Fi connectively for the mobile devices of staff and students, to defending against targeted, persistent, and potentially costly ransomware attacks.

Join the webinar to find out more about the 2020 cybersecurity challenges facing the educational sector. Hear from our panel of experts about best practice advice to help protect your educational institution.


  • The 2020 cyber threat landscape & challenges for the education sector
  • Key findings from the latest Internet Security report and best practice advice to defend against today’s security threats
  • Best practice advice for implementing a multi-layered approach to cybersecurity for the education sector
  • Best practice advice for protecting remote students & staff for remote working and remote learning
  • Best practice examples of delivering cyber threat protection to education institutions


Our panel will share their expert knowledge and key insights from their experiences, to help you with your own challenges.

Jon-Marc Wilkinson

Jon-Marc has been working within the IT Channel for 23-years and most recently joined WatchGuard in 2010 to raise awareness of the risks posed by cyber criminals. Recently there has been an increasing requirement to guide partners through a process of transformation, from value added reseller to Managed Security Provider. Enabling the UK channel to adopt a managed approached to security, has resulted in a tremendous growth within our partner community, whilst improving our customers security posture; protecting them against the increasing levels advanced threats.

Martin Lethbridge

With over two decades of experience in the cyber security industry, Martin has in-depth understanding of the cyber landscape, industry challenges and complex networks. Martin joined WatchGuard Technologies in 2010 and works with organisations to utilise best practice network security tools to detect and respond to cyberthreats across diverse environments - including the cloud and virtualised networks, IoT and wireless frameworks. Prior to WatchGuard, Martin was Senior Technical Engineer at First Option Technologies for 11 years.

Oli Venn

Oli is a Cyber Security Engineer for the UK and Ireland WatchGuard team since joining in 2018. Prior to joining WatchGuard, Oli was an Infrastructure and Security Lead for one of the largest privately owned car dealer groups in the UK. Oli specialises in Network Perimeter Security, Wi-Fi Security, Multi-Factor Authentication and Endpoint Security. His responsibilities include researching and understanding the latest information security threats and using that knowledge to help customers understand the challenges they face and to design a solution that fits their needs and infrastructure to improve their Cyber Security defenses. With speaking appearances at industry events, contributions to online IT, technology and security publications and regular training sessions, Oli is a thought leader who provides insightful security guidance to all levels of IT personnel.


For over 20 years, WatchGuard has pioneered cutting-edge cyber security technology and delivered it as easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage solutions. With industry-leading network security, secure Wi-Fi, multi-factor authentication, and network intelligence products and services, WatchGuard enables more than 80,000 small and midsize enterprises from around the globe to protect their most important assets. In a world where the cyber security landscape is constantly evolving, and new threats emerge each day, WatchGuard makes enterprise-grade cyber security technology accessible for every company. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America.


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