World-wide quarantines and lockdowns forced educators online in 2020. The pandemic ushered in a new era of remote learning, increasing the risk of cyberattacks to academic organisations and their staff. That's why, earlier this year, NordVPN offered free online security tools to educators across the globe. As we head into 2021 and Covid cases continue to spike, we're stepping up once again.
We are offering 6 months of free NordVPN, NordPass, and NordLocker for universities and institutions of higher education affected by the pandemic.
Academic institutions have broken new ground this year. They've started conducting remote courses, setting up online exams, and digitizing day-to-day tasks when possible.
Meanwhile, cybercriminals have been keeping themselves busy. Coronavirus-related scams and security incidents are surging, from fake websites and fraudulent emails to outright cyber attacks. Educators have their hands full.
And that's where we come in.
It’s easy to use — it encrypts online traffic with just a click. NordVPN also lets you change your virtual location. So if you’re an educator stuck abroad, you’ll be able to access work information that’s only available from your home country.
NordVPN is the bare minimum you need for remote work.
NordPass is a password manager. Educators have to juggle multiple accounts, so they reuse passwords. Everyone does, it’s human nature — and it’s also a huge vulnerability.
NordPass generates strong passwords, keeps them in a secure vault, and lets you share passwords or notes with colleagues or students.
Educators can keep and share (large) files securely with NordLocker. This tool encrypts files on your computer or cloud via a drag-and-drop.
NordLocker makes sure that even if an attacker breaks through your outer cybersecurity barriers, they won’t be able to access your files.
If you're an educator working in a country under lockdown or other serious Covid-related restrictions, you are eligible to apply. You'll just need to provide a work email (personal email addresses are not accepted), a link to your employer's website, and your faculty profile (if available online).
Provided the establishment you work for has been impacted by a lockdown, we'll do what we can to ensure you stay secure while you continue your invaluable work.
We have a long history of supplying educators and non-profits with online assistance. Find out more about our free cybersecurity options:
If you're not part of an educational establishment, but you still want to try a VPN, you can use our 30 day free trial.