Security & Privacy


Zum Unveils More Safety Features for Its Student Transportation Platform

Since introducing a single, real-time interface connecting students and parents with school bus drivers, schools, and administrators, Zum has been expanding its footprint and its student-ride services as well as growing the number of districts using Zum’s platform in existing transportation systems.

3 in 10 Districts Lack Cloud Security Coverage

Three in five respondents said they had a high level of confidence in the privacy and security of the data stored in their cloud applications.

Report: Network Security an 'Urgent Concern,' Needs E-rate Support

Network security in schools and libraries is both urgent and deserving of funding through the federal E-rate program, according to the latest E-rate Trends Report, released today by E-rate services and support firm Funds for Learning.

School Resource Officer Organization Says SROs Working to 'Seal Off' School-to-Prison Pipeline

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) is trying to convince a K-12 audience that its membership, made up of school resource officers (SROs), is working as a positive force in school communities.

The Changing Face of Cyber Insurance in K–12

If you're relying on an insurance policy to rescue you in the event of ransomware or a data breach, it's time to rethink your cybersecurity strategy.

K–12 Cybersecurity Act Signed into Law

On Friday, Oct. 8, President Biden signed the K–12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021 into law. The act comes in response to growing data security incidents impacting K–12 schools in recent years, including a dramatic rise in ransomware and other forms of malware.

WatchGuard Adds New Unified Threat Management Appliances

Data security firm WatchGuard Technologies has launched four new mid-range models in its Firebox line of unified threat management appliances.

Ransomware on Target for 150% Increase This Year

More bad news on the data security front. Ransomware and fileless malware are both seeing large surges this year.

Education Networks Largely Spared in DDoS Escalation

Dedicated denial of service (DDoS) attacks were up by double digits in the first half of 2021. But somehow schools, colleges and universities, despite being favorite targets for ransomware and various other forms of malware, have been by and large overlooked — even as DDoS becomes a companion tool in ransomware incidents.

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