Techniques and Best Practices for Handling Cybersecurity Risks in Educational Technology Environment (EdTech)


  • Malasowe, Bridget Ogheneovo
  • Aghware, Fidelis Obukohwo
  • Okpor, Margaret Dumebi
  • Edim, Edim Bassey
  • Rita Erhovwo Ako
  • Arnold Adimabua Ojugo



In order to effectively manage the risk and hazards associated with the online environment, there is a growing demand for cyber security awareness due to the rising use of the Internet and the concerning rise in cyberattacks. The types of cybersecurity risks, best practices and current approaches for controlling cybersecurity threats in educational technology settings are examined in this paper and, we also examined effective cybersecurity case studies. The results show that a variety of cybersecurity threats are faced by educational institutions. These threats include phishing, ransomware attacks, insider threats, malware, social engineering, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), vulnerabilities, credential theft, IoT , man-in-the-middle, third-party vendor risks among others. Institutions must implement proactive, effective cybersecurity strategies in order to reduce these risks. These strategies include risk assessments, the creation of strong cybersecurity governance frameworks, multi-factor authentication (MFA), frequent software updates and patch management, robust access controls, data encryption, frequent backups, incident response plans, network segmentation, monitoring, and logging, cyber insurance, and the deployment of access controls and encryption mechanisms. The integration of several cybersecurity strategies, including as vulnerability management, incident response planning, security awareness training, and continuing training programs, is highlighted in the successful case studies. Educational institutions may secure sensitive data, defend against cyberattacks, and guarantee the public's access to secure, continuous education by putting comprehensive cybersecurity strategies and best practices into place. The outcomes of this investigation offer significant perspectives and suggestions for academic establishments and interested parties about the handling of cybersecurity hazards in EdTech settings




How to Cite

Malasowe, Bridget Ogheneovo, Aghware, Fidelis Obukohwo, Okpor, Margaret Dumebi, Edim, Edim Bassey, Rita Erhovwo Ako, & Arnold Adimabua Ojugo. (2024). Techniques and Best Practices for Handling Cybersecurity Risks in Educational Technology Environment (EdTech). NIPES - Journal of Science and Technology Research, 6(2).