Identity verification has become a pandemic-era imperative

Practically overnight, the international pandemic crumpled up traditional education models and tossed them into the wastebasket. Schools all over the world were forced to transform their infrastructure in genuine time and to stand firm through one of the most immediate, drastic, and important pivots of any sector.

With roughly 1.4 billion children throughout 186 nations facing pandemic-related school closures, there was no precedent for an interruption of this magnitude– and no readily-available Plan B.

Schools get an A for effort for engaging students in hybrid and virtual learning environments for the very first time. But their shift to technology-led teaching and learning environments exposed numerous cracks in these hastily assembled systems. Some were covered instantly; others were left to attend to later on. One of these is how prone students digital identities are to fraud. According to Microsoft Security Intelligence, education is more affected by business malware encounters than any other industry, representing 62.2 percent of reported occurrences.

Though theres cause for issue, theres equal cause for optimism. The pandemic has provided educators, technologists, and organizations with the opportunity to execute holistic system improvements that utilize automated ID verification and authentication.

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