Optional Services

The DPS continues to grow in response to regional needs. Listed below are services that are being offered by various RICs across the state. If you are interested in one of these services please contact your local RIC for more information.

RIC One API provides fast, simple and secure integration between a district’s student information system and multiple applications, including assessment, instructional and administrative applications.

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Network and data security is the responsibility of ALL district staff and network users. Information Technology (IT) staff regularly install, maintain, and update district firewalls, servers, workstation operating systems, enterprise anti-virus, and anti-malware systems. Even with all those controls in place, the human factor can derail the best network and data security plan. Statistics show that most breaches (about 90 percent) occur through phishing attacks. Phishing is the term used to describe the nefarious action of trying to obtain financial or other confidential information from Internet users, typically by sending an email that looks as if it is from a legitimate organization, but it contains a link to a fake website where the user is tricked into either giving information or, unknown to the users, installing malicious software on their computer. The Phishing Security Audit Service provides access to online training programs that staff may complete at their own pace. The concepts and examples will educate staff about the types of emails they may wish to delete or bring to an administrator’s attention. Staff awareness training is the most effective and most economical way to fight cyber-attacks. Through a combination of periodic email phishing tests sent to your staff, as well as online security awareness training, you can dramatically improve your defenses against a network, data, or cyber-attack. The service also provides detailed phishing participation reports, which are generated and sent to your district for review and potential follow-up.

Simple and secure. You have a folder, you put stuff in it, and it syncs to PCs and Macs. Users get intuitive file sharing, IT and Data Admins gets visibility and control. Access and edit your documents from anywhere with your ShareCloud app, and they’ll sync back to the server directly from within ShareCloud. Collaborate on the fly without jeopardizing your security. File Servers remain in house and the product automatically leverages SSL encryption.

Secure Email makes it easy to securely send and receive confidential information.  Encrypted messages are delivered using your existing email address and messages are time stamped for proof of delivery and receipt.  Both email text and attachments are sent securely.