Data Privacy

Implement a Secure Data Exchange for Better Data Privacy

Technology has become so complex for schools. School IT leaders are often in a thankless position of attempting to juggle demands that have grown exponentially. There are a number of challenges districts face in managing their existing edtech ecosystems that prevent them from achieving better data privacy. Data Transfers Traditional rostering services require complex and […]


How Can Schools Reduce Privacy Risks?

Schools are faced with an inherent responsibility to protect the private data of their students and staff. As the use of edtech proliferates throughout schools, it becomes more and more difficult for districts to control how school PII is managed by edtech vendors. School districts face enormous challenges: Lack of control over how school PII […]


Rapid Growth of EdTech Causes Data Privacy Issues

Not long ago, it was rare for a school district to work with more than a couple of hundred different edtech vendors. That number has exploded exponentially with the rapid growth of edtech since the pandemic. The average school district is now utilizing an average of 1,400 different edtech vendors. What was a problem then […]


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 […]


5 Reasons Why Zero Trust is the Future of Data Privacy for Schools

In today’s world, data privacy is more important than ever. With the rise of cyber threats and physical attacks, schools need to take proactive measures to protect their students and staff. One such measure is Zero Trust, a security model that assumes no user or device can be trusted by default. What Is Zero Trust? […]


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 […]


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 […]


Eliminating Data Security Risks in EdTech

Data security risks in the education setting can be a huge challenge. Every school must maintain a precarious balance between protecting student data privacy and providing the information necessary for the operation of the school and all its moving parts. It is an ongoing challenge, and schools are being targeted by cybercriminals more than ever. […]


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 […]


The Costly Risk of Not Prioritizing Student Data Privacy

There are ethical and moral reasons to prioritize student data privacy. There are also compliance reasons – federally mandated requirements for handling student data – that make it imperative. But at the end of the day, districts who do not prioritize student data privacy do so at the risk of costing their districts and their […]


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 […]


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