The latest edition (“A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?“) of the EdSurge Podcast focuses on the story of Bill Demirkapi, who recently made national news for his presentation at DEF CON, the renowned hacking conference. During that presentation, Bill reflected on his colorful experiences as a high school student discovering and disclosing security vulnerabilities in two major education technology products.
The EdSurge podcast offers important nuance on the issue of student hacking and suggests that both schools and their vendors have work to do to shore up their cybersecurity policies and practices.
Be sure to give it a listen:
A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention? by EdSurge On Air
This week we’re talking about cybersecurity at schools-and how secure-or in some cases how vulnerable-the tech systems in school systems are. At the center of our story: Bill Demirkapi, who managed to bust into two key student information systems of his high school, then tried to tell the edtech companies to get them to fix their software-with mixed results.