Ransomware surged 16,700 percent from 2015 to 2016, though unique malware samples declined over the same period, according to a new report from network security firm SonicWall.
Carnegie Learning, a provider of software- and web-based personalized learning solutions, has joined more than 300 education technology companies in signing a pledge to protect student information.
Two Willamette Valley school administrators have resigned after being placed on leave for sending text messages in which they mocked former students.
Infosec professionals are 10 percent less likely to report that their organization was the victim of a phishing attack in 2016 than in 2015, though that still means three-quarters of organizations were targeted and half of that same group said phishing attacks are on the rise, according to the latest State of the Phish report from Wombat Security Technologies.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed suit against Google, Inc., over how the internet behemoth maintains and uses data collected from Mississippi public school students who have Google’s G Suite for Education accounts, the attorney general’s office said in a news release.
iModule Software has integrated point-to-point encryption technology into its products to ensure data security for all transactions. The integration will have the biggest impact on education users, which will be able to bolster security for their various financial transactions.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
For a recent survey, the Future of Privacy Forum asked more than 600 parents with children in grades K–12 about how they viewed their children's use of technology at school. FPF found that parents are mostly in the dark about their students' data privacy and thus want to know more about when and why student data is being shared.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A new cellphone app allows parents in the Texarkana Arkansas School District to track their children on buses in real time. Last week, representatives from Velociti, a Missouri-based tech deployment company, installed the Zonar tracking system on 32 Texarkana buses.
Two thirds (67 percent) of parents say monitoring their children’s media use is more important than respecting their privacy, according to a report released Tuesday by Common Sense Media. More than two in five parents (41 percent) say they check their children’s devices and social media accounts “always” or “most of the time.”
Education received an overall score of 64 percent on the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card, an annual report that measures the attitudes and perceptions of IT security professionals across seven industries, rather than measuring the actual effectiveness of their security systems