Data Privacy

Better PII Governance: Systemizing Trust

Rob Abel, CEO of 1Edtech Consortium, has been leading the charge for better PII governance, providing ways for edtech vendors to demonstrate their commitment to and protocols for protecting PII to become a 1EdTech approved vendor. He joined our recent webinar to discuss the evolution of the data ecosystem in schools and what must be […]

K-12 Data Privacy: Who Can You Trust?

During the last six years we have seen amazing growth in education technology use and leveraging of innovation across industries to help us reach students in different ways, enhance their learning, and monitor and track their progress. Unfortunately, with the proliferation of technology comes data leakage and the risk of losing student data. With K-12 […]

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 […]

8 Reasons Why School IT Leaders Are Monitoring PII

Monitoring PII (Personally Identifiable Information) in K-12 schools is a crucial responsibility that often falls to the IT leaders within the district. PII includes sensitive information such as names, addresses, social security numbers, and more. Monitoring PII helps protect the privacy of students, their families, and staff members. Unauthorized access or misuse of this information […]

Why Do School IT Leaders Need to Improve their Cybersecurity Skills?

School IT leaders are charged with enormous responsibility for maintaining data privacy and delivering strong cybersecurity measures for their schools. Even if school IT leaders have external managed security partners who provide some of the support, they are still making many of the decisions about how to implement measures that protect PII. Cybersecurity Threats Against […]

The Plentiful Pitfalls of Personally Identifiable Data

It is hard to overstate the gravity of personally identifiable information as it relates to any and all student and minor populations. By definition, personally identifiable information (PII) is a clear and present danger to every school and every district. We can look at the current data governance, what is planned, and which organizations are […]

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 […]

Back to School: Ensuring Data Privacy

As teachers and students head back to school for a new school-year, IT leaders in schools and at edtech companies will face some of their most challenging days. Not only is there a lot of pressure to make sure every classroom is up and running with the technology the students will use; but, there are […]

Report: K-12 Apps Share Student Data Nearly Unchecked

Advertisements are still making their way onto technology platforms used in U.S. schools far too often, proving a vehicle for sharing student data on social media sites, according to a recent report on K-12 product safety. The vast majority of K-12 districts, meanwhile, are not vetting all technology used by students or communicating with parents […]

Gain Control over Who Has Access to PII Data

The problem no one talks about – the risk of traditional rostering services duplicating PII data to a thousand or more EdTech vendors is not the only risk schools are facing. The biggest risk is that PII data is proliferating at an exponential rate, and it has become more and more difficult for schools to […]

Uncovering the Risk of Unknown Technology

Unknown technology that has access to your network and your PII data is inherently risky. How do you protect your school district from threats when you don’t even know they exist? One of the biggest threats to data privacy facing schools is the unknown technology that is downloaded or implemented by educators in the classroom […]

An Intro to School Passport’s PII Monitoring Dashboard

Picture yourself driving on a highway. The day is bright, the sky is clear, and you’re able to cruise along. Now picture that same drive, only the road ahead is obscured by thick fog. You have to put on the brakes, slow down, and ease your way down the road because you simply cannot see […]

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