Security & Privacy


Education Data Breaches Double in First Half of 2017

The number of lost, stolen or compromised records is up 164 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last half of 2016, according to a new report. The number of breaches in the education sector more than doubled in the same period, jumping 103 percent, according to the report.

End Users Getting Better at Identifying Phishing Attacks

Users today are more likely to recognize a phishing attack than they were a year ago, according to data from Wombat Security Technologies.

K12 Federation Seeks to Unite School Technology Leaders Nationwide

The educational cooperative of technology leaders at K–12 schools is focused on interoperability, security and other pressing tech issues.

Most Ed Institutions Unprepared for Data Risks

Nearly four in five, 77 percent, of education institutions are unprepared for IT risks, according to a new survey.

PublicSchoolWORKS Debuts Online Concussion Trainings to Keep Student Athletes Safe

In an effort to keep student athletes safe, PublicSchoolWORKS has released a suite of concussion-related safety trainings for coaches, educators, nurses or other staff clinicians at schools.

Researchers Develop Methods to Detect Hacking of 3D Printers

These are attractive targets because 3D-printed objects and parts are used in critical infrastructures around the world, such as healthcare, transportation, robotics, aviation and space, according to new research from the Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the Georgia Institute of Technology who have found three way to detect cyberattacks on 3D printers.

Report: InfoSec Spending to Grow 7 Percent in 2017

Global spending on information security is expected to hit $86.4 billion in 2017, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

New Tech Taps Blockchain to Secure Student Data

Blockchain records and keeps information safe by creating a decentralized record of data that can be confirmed and validated without relying on a single authority.

Ransomware Extorts $25 Million in Payments over 2 Years

Last year was the first year ransomware was a multi-million-dollar industry, according to the researchers, and it wasn't necessarily the most well known ransomware that accounted for that growth.

FBI Issues Warning on Internet-Connected Toys

The FBI has issued a consumer notice warning that internet-connected toys could pose a privacy and contact threat to children, because of the large amount of personal information that may be unknowingly revealed.

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