How Moreno Valley Unified School District Protects Itself Against Cyber Threats

Posted by ConvergeOne + Dell Technologies on Aug 24, 2021 10:00:00 AM

When neighboring school districts were hit with cyberattacks, Moreno Valley Unified School District knew they needed to upgrade their data protection.

“That kept me up at night,” said Glenn Alegre, Executive Director of Technology, Innovation and Assessment, Moreno Valley Unified School District. “I would say, ‘I don’t want to be in the front page of the newspaper because our district is not prepared.’ I was frightened by what I was seeing. … We always believed in making sure that we were protected through different layers, and so we had our firewall in place, which was great. And then we had our backups. But we did not have a solution that put it all together.”

Complicating matters, the school district had a great deal of personally identifiable information to protect. “We have our student information system on-premises, as well as our financial and employee system. So right there you’re dealing with a lot of personally identifiable information (PII), for both kids and staff and adults. We’re talking all financials, everything from W-2s, paychecks, all that information we need to keep secure, as well as student demographics, phone numbers,” said Alegre.

The technology leaders at Moreno Valley worked with ConvergeOne’s experts and advisors to implement Dell EMC PowerProtect DD series appliances and the PowerProtect Cyber Recovery solution with CyberSense analytics in order to gain peace of mind that student, employee, and financial data would remain safe and recoverable.

“This goes back to the relationship that we have with ConvergeOne, a partner that we’ve had since 2013,” said Alegre. “I can’t tell you how much we rely on them for their expertise, their knowledge, and the mutual trust we have with them. We know that the solution that they’ll provide us is going to be top-notch, research-based, and cutting-edge, and it’s always going to have a Dell solution at the back end, providing us the safety, the security, and the peace of mind we need for whatever situation we have moving forward.”

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Topics: Data Center, Cyber Security, Data Protection, Cyber Recovery