Security & Privacy


States Strengthen Safeguards to Protect Student Data

A new, summative analysis from the Data Quality Campaign found that student data privacy legislation in 2016 so far has focused on third-party service providers and improving safeguards for how states and districts manage student data.

Education Sector Now Most Targeted with Ransomware

Education has surpassed healthcare as the sector most targeted by ransomware, a variety of malware that makes data inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid.

Companies Settle with New York to Stop Tracking Children Online

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has reached settlements with four major companies, blocking them from using tracking technology on their popular children’s websites.

Report: Social Media a Top Cybersecurity Challenge in the Workplace

Safe social media use is the No. 1 cybersecurity challenge for employees, according to the latest report from Wombat Security Technologies on security awareness issues in enterprise organizations.

Schools Receive National Privacy Designation

The Consortium for School Networking issued a new seal to seven schools for their commitment to the privacy and security of student data.

The Changing Role of the CTO

As technology has changed K–12 education, so has it changed the role of the chief technology officer, a job title that just barely existed 15 years ago. Today's CTO is not your grandfather's infrastructure manager!

New York Ed Department Names First Privacy Officer

New York’s Education Department has appointed its first privacy officer, Temitope Akinyemi, whose responsibility will be to ensure that student data remains private and confidential.

Cyberbullying Among Teens More Common with Current or Former Friends Than Strangers

Current or former friends or dates are seven times more likely to cyberbully each other than young people who don’t know each other, according to a recent study.

Austin ISD Launches Bus Tracking App

The WheresTheBus app lets parents know exactly where their children are when they ride the school bus home.

Virginia Schools Add Threat Alert System

A Virginia school system has implemented a real-time threat alert system that immediately connects staff in the school building to each other and the nearest law enforcement personnel.

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