Relying solely on ad hoc efforts to manage school cybersecurity risk is like playing football without a helmet.
Student Hackings Highlight Weak K-12 Cybersecurity
Educational Android Apps Improperly Track Children
Often with their parents’ encouragement and supervision, young children are increasingly relying on mobile apps—even services that may not have expressly been designed for them—for learning. While parents have an expectation of privacy for their children when they use these apps, a new study suggests that parents’ trust may be misplaced.
Of note, some of the brands engaged in tracking may be quite familiar to readers…
Schools Struggle to Keep Pace With Hackings, Other Cyber Threats
To better understand the cybersecurity challenges facing schools, Education Week talked with school leaders in Arizona, Connecticut, Montana, and Texas about the cybersecurity incidents they faced, and how they responded. They found that the country’s K-12 information-technology leaders are likely underestimating the dangers they face and that many are failing to take even basic steps to secure their networks and data.
When Twitter Goes Bad
What recourse do schools have when their Twitter accounts get compromised?
It turns out, maybe not much…