The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center releases another edition of the “State of K-12 Cybersecurity: Year in Review” series, focusing on the experiences of school districts during the 2019 calendar year.
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Author: Doug Levin
With your support, New York can do the right thing to protect students from facial recognition technology.
Relying solely on ad hoc efforts to manage school cybersecurity risk is like playing football without a helmet.
“The State of K-12 Cybersecurity: 2018 Year in Review” is a first-of-its-kind report focused solely on the misuse and abuse of technology in U.S. public schools.
It started with a yellow sticky note stuck to a student computer. It ended with a hacked IT system and the expulsion of two students.
The price of getting information about your child’s school should not be losing your privacy to online ad brokers.
HTTPS is important. Implementing HTTPS – in many cases – is easy. Not implementing it by a deadline that has been years in coming is a mark of shame and deserves to be called out as such.
Countries – like China and the UK – are rapidly moving to deploy facial recognition technology in their primary and secondary schools. In the U.S., we would do well to follow a different path. The ACLU is at the forefront of the charge to ensure that doesn’t happen, and they deserve our support for it.
Scholastic, one of the most beloved of all education brands, fails to provide even rudimentary security protections for some of its publicly available digital products directed to children under 13.