Security & Privacy

Clever Introduces Layered Security Solution for Identity and Access Management

Digital learning platform Clever has announced a layered security solution that utilizes multiple layers of protection to provide secure identity and access management for schools.

New Initiative Working with Ed Tech Vendors to Address Key Cybersecurity Challenges for Schools and Districts

A new collaboration between the University of California, Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC) and the U.S. Department of Education (ED), dubbed the Partnership for Advancing Cybersecurity in Education (PACE), is bringing education technology vendors and cybersecurity experts together to "improve the defensibility and resilience of K-12 digital infrastructure," according to a news announcement.

U.S. Department of State Introduces Cybersecurity Framework

The U.S. Department of State has published a comprehensive cybersecurity framework aimed at international cooperation when targeting cybercriminals and strengthening defenses.

NIST Introduces National Generative AI Testing Program

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is moving toward establishing a more standardized national approach to AI safety.

5 Steps to Incorporate Inclusivity into Your School Safety Plan

When the needs of every student, teacher, and staff member are considered in an inclusive safety plan, everyone can feel safe and protected — and better focus on academic success.

ED Launches K–12 Cybersecurity Government Coordinating Council

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has announced a new Government Coordinating Council (GCC) for the Education Facilities Subsector whose aim is to increase cybersecurity protection for K–12 schools.

D2L and Sinclair Community College Offering Free Cybersecurity Course to K12 Leaders

D2L and Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH, have partnered to offer a free online course to K–12 school administrators to help them understand and address common cybersecurity threats and protection strategies.

AI/ML Tool Usage Skyrockets Across Industry Sectors

Organizations must both securely enable AI productivity tools and also leverage AI to defend against new AI-driven threats, according to a new report from cloud security specialist Zscaler.

Vinson and K12 SlX Partner to Create Free K–12 Cybersecurity Survey Tool

Cybersecurity and managed technology services company Vinson has collaborated with K–12 cybersecurity organization K12 SIX to release a free online survey tool for districts and schools to assess their cybersecurity preparations.

Malwarebytes Unveils ThreatDown K–12 Bundle, a Unified Cybersecurity Solution for Schools

Cybersecurity software and services vendor Malwarebytes has launched a new unified solution for school districts called ThreatDown K–12 Bundle that is more cost-effective than piecemeal solutions, the company said in a news release.