Keeping K-12 Cybersecure–the newsletter of the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center–curates the best cybersecurity and privacy news for K-12 policymakers, administrators, IT professionals, vendors, and privacy advocates. The latest edition (“Keeping #K12CyberSecure [#20]: Now On LinkedIn!“) provides information on recent updates to the K-12 Cyber Incident Map, other additions to the Resource Center, and curated news you can use.
Here’s your reading list for articles published since last edition:
- How to bolster cybersecurity in your schools? Melissa Tebbenkamp of Raytown Quality Schools shares her thoughts with Education Week. Here’s a related take from Chris Ovrebo of St. Peter Public Schools (“St. Peter Public Schools takes multifaceted approach to cybersecurity“).
- Wow. Just wow: “Hack into school lunch company web site leads to arrest of competitor.” Talk about cutthroat…
- Do you allow users to access USB ports on school computers? Here are 58,000 reasons to think twice about that practice.
- Schools’ cyber fraud has others on alert – and well it should. School networks are often intertwined with other local and state IT systems. As a result, it should be no surprise that state auditors are among the biggest proponents of better K-12 cybersecurity. Case in point: “PA Auditor General DePasquale Urges State to Invest in Cybersecurity as Part of Next Education Budget.”
- Forget buying your kid into college. This kid says he can hack into being admitted.
- Not specifically about education, but the implications are obvious enough: “1 in 4 Workers Are Aware Of Security Guidelines – but Ignore Them.” Ugh.
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