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SETDA, a national association of U.S. ed tech and IT leaders, on Wednesday released its first Cybersecurity and Privacy Collaborative “landscape scan” calling on federal policymakers and state and local education leaders to work together to increase information sharing and to commit significant, sustained resources and training to improving cybersecurity across the nation’s K–12 schools.
K–12 cyber safety management provider Linewize, a division of Family Zone, announced today its parent company has acquired Cipafilter, a web filter and firewall software company serving about 400,000 students nationwide.
In its annual State of K–12 Cybersecurity Year in Review report released today, national nonprofit K12SIX reveals that ransomware has become the most common type of publicly disclosed cyber incident at U.S. schools, as increasingly aggressive tactics by threat actors drive the stakes higher — amid lax government oversight of districts' protective measures and no mandate for districts to disclose incidents to the public.
K12 Security Information Exchange, a nonprofit dedicated to helping protect public and private K–12 schools from cybersecurity threats, will host a K–12 Cybersecurity Leadership Symposium on Thursday, March 10, beginning at 11 a.m. EST.
Securly, a provider of student safety and wellness monitoring solutions, today announced it has acquired device management software provider Dyknow.
Follett School Solutions, one of the largest U.S. providers of educational materials and tech solutions for K–12 schools, this week unveiled new features and capabilities for its Destiny Resource Manager platform, the company said.
The latest Utah School Technology Inventory report just released by the Utah Education and Telehealth Network shows that the number of devices deployed in schools across the state rose by 31% since the pandemic began, and 65% of all student computing devices in Utah are now Chromebooks, according to UETN.
Cybersecurity researchers at CrowdStrike reveal in the company's 8th annual Global Threat Report released today that ransomware-related data leaks more than doubled in the education sector in 2021 over the previous year.
Two organizations specializing in cybersecurity practices and regulations in the education sector will each host a webinar next week focusing on student data privacy, data security, and the inherent risks and legal issues connected to K–12 schools’ increasing use of third-party digital solutions.
LearnPlatform today launched a subscription-based analytics solution called Evidence-as-a-Service to help ed tech providers and school districts better determine the impact of their digital learning platforms and to gather the necessary evidence to demonstrate compliance with Every Student Succeeds Act, the company announced.
With the sudden increase of the virtual campus, the number of vulnerable endpoints has expanded exponentially. This new normal calls for security resilience--the ability to protect the integrity of every aspect of the system and withstand unpredictable threats or changes, and then emerge stronger. Districts must embrace multi-layered endpoint security solutions and the latest technologies, such as unified platforms and extended detection and response (XDR) capabilities, in order to protect their networks.