What It Takes to Achieve Strong Student Data Privacy

When it comes to achieving strong student data privacy, the more layers of security you have, the stronger your defenses. In addition to members of the industry working together with openness and honesty about data privacy, risks, breaches, and threats, other members of the community and a security-first approach can also play significant roles in […]

Why Secure by Design Is Crucial for Schools

Technology plays an increasingly vital role in our educational system. From interactive learning platforms to internet-connected devices, schools have embraced the benefits of technology to enhance teaching and learning experiences. However, this reliance on technology has also introduced significant cybersecurity challenges. The need for a robust and proactive approach to security is clear, which is […]

What’s the Difference Between Cybersecurity and Data Privacy?

Cybersecurity and data privacy are related but distinct concepts that focus on different aspects of protecting information and systems. Here’s a breakdown of the key differences between them: Focus and Scope Cybersecurity: Cybersecurity primarily focuses on protecting computer systems, networks, and digital assets from unauthorized access, attacks, and damage. It encompasses a wide range of […]

White House K-12 Cybersecurity Summit Urges School Leaders to Take Swift Action

Even large school districts with extensive IT budgets and prolific measures in place are not always capable of preventing a cybersecurity attack from occurring. All it takes is one person on one computer to click a link or download a file to create havoc. That’s why it’s so important to prioritize employee awareness training, strong […]

Class Rostering: The Privacy Problem No One Is Talking About

We have a privacy problem in K-12 that no one is talking about, but not talking about it is not helping. In years past, schools connected with maybe 200 different vendors. Traditional rostering services are duplicating data to each vendor. Duplicating roster data 200 times, to 200 vendors – 200 companies with their own data […]

Does Your Data Exchange Put Your District at Risk of Exposing PII?

Not all data exchange solutions are equally secure. How do you know if your data exchange puts your district at risk of exposing PII? School districts have been using data exchange for years to give edtech vendors and other third parties the information they need. Unfortunately, most data exchange puts districts at risk of exposing […]

Why Do Schools Need to Improve Data Exchange?

Today’s schools need to improve data exchange because there is a lot more at stake. Protecting personal identifiable information (PII) is a serious responsibility. And today’s schools are exchanging much more than just roster data. Having a zero-trust data exchange not only allows schools to adequately protect PII but to automate and securely exchange data […]

Zero-Trust in K-12 Schools

The threat to student data privacy is growing, and the only solution for better data management in schools is zero-trust. The term zero-trust has become very common, but what does zero-trust in K-12 schools look like? How does it impact policies protecting student data? Why Zero-Trust – and Why Now? The concept of zero-trust has […]

Zero-Trust Data Management Protects Student Data

The high-tech revolution that has occurred in edtech required an equal evolution in the way schools manage student data. Data management is at the forefront of every district’s responsibility, and the only sure way to offer the best possible protection is through zero trust.   What Is Zero Trust? Leo Brehm, Senior Vice President of […]

The Benefit of Early Warning Service for Education Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks against schools are a growing threat to data security. Students are not the only target; staff and education leaders are also being compromised by these attacks. The only way to thwart cybercriminals is to take a more proactive stance in detecting threats early.   Partnering with the Best Because data security is the top […]

Cybersecurity Protection – Is your District Insurable?

In January 2022, 3,000 schools were caught up in a cybersecurity incident. And the number of attacks continues to increase. Because of the increase in cybersecurity attacks against schools, many districts are considering cybersecurity protection in the form of cybersecurity insurance. The losses that school districts face are enormous. According to the U.S. Government Accountability […]

Investing in Cybersecurity with Rising Digital Threats

The pandemic caused schools around the country to swiftly adopt technology. Even schools that were already making the shift toward buying new edtech products were forced to rapidly speed up that adoption process. At the same time, cyber criminals have increased both the velocity and the sophistication of their attacks against schools. These attacks have […]

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