Relying solely on ad hoc efforts to manage school cybersecurity risk is like playing football without a helmet.
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“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.
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.
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.
If you care about your digital privacy and security, here is the tech gear to bring with you to ISTE 2018.
Like financial institutions, retailers, and Fortune 500 companies around the world, school districts are increasingly finding themselves and the personal information they hold about students, faculty, and staff targets of costly cyberincidents, including phishing schemes, malware intrusions, and denial of service (DoS) and ransomware attacks.
In the three weeks since “Tracking: EDU” officially launched, a growing number of news outlets, associations, and organizations have highlighted the findings and significance of the work. Yet, what matters most is that SEAs, LEAs, and schools take what steps they may need in order to improve their website security and privacy practices.
And, no matter your role or interest in school technology issues, we all have a stake in that outcome.