Security & Privacy


Parents Admit to Social Media Spying on Their Teen and Tween Children

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.”

Report: Education Ranks Second-Last in Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

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

Report: Education Department's IT Security is 'Not Generally Effective'

The United States Department of Education's Office of Inspector General has found in a recent report that the department’s overall information technology security is “not generally effective” in meeting several federal requirements.

Houston ISD Adopts Adaptive Motion Sensors

The Houston Independent School District has adopted motion detection equipment in an effort to improve security.

Grad Students Teach Digital Etiquette to Michigan Middle Schoolers

Education students at the University of Michigan have been going into a local school and teaching the middle schoolers there how to mitigate risk and be respectful online.

North Carolina to Test Internet2 Services in K–12, Community Colleges

Under a new proof-of-concept program, schools, districts and community colleges will be able to try out Internet2's identity management service, InCommon Federated Identity Management.

Pennsylvania Awards $6.5 Million in School Safety Grants

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has selected recipients for $6.5 million in funds as part of the Safe Schools Initiative Targeted Grant program in an effort to reduce school violence.

California DOJ Warns Ed Tech Companies to Only Collect Necessary Student Data

California Attorney General Kamala Harris, with help from the Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit, released a new report that advises ed tech companies operating in California to abide by the state's privacy laws and be cautious with data mining.

Illinois District Beefs Up Network Security

An Illinois school system has upgraded its computer security set-up for its three high schools.

Edsby Moves Services to Microsoft Azure Cloud

School districts concerned about putting student data into clouds that cross borders now have the option of selecting a Microsoft Azure data center by location.

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