This is a time when schools would do well to be extra vigilant.
Only as Good as the Leadership at the Top
It is time for superintendents and school board members to embrace their cybersecurity governance responsibilities.
K-12 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned From ‘Constant Barrage of Attacks’
Relying solely on ad hoc efforts to manage school cybersecurity risk is like playing football without a helmet.
Majority of District Leaders Concerned About Cyber Threats
An overwhelming majority—71 percent—of district administrators are concerned about the security of their network against malicious attacks.
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 Should Delete Facebook
According to recent research by EdTech Strategies, more than 25 percent of school district websites embed user tracking tools that report sensitive user data back to Facebook. In the wake of a high-profile data-privacy scandal involving the social media company, schools and education organizations are taking a closer look at how and why they engage with Facebook.
K-12 Fallout From Facebook’s Crisis of Trust
Student data privacy advocates say the storm clouds around Facebook from the evolving Cambridge Analytica scandal are a reminder that schools, educators, and students should be asking tough questions about the third-party services on which they rely.
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…