Data Privacy

Schools Under Attack: Preventing PII Loss

Yet another school district fell victim to a ransomware attack this month. In just the past month, there were more than 16 disclosed ransomware attacks – half of which were on schools. In the past month, another ransomware attack, on Norman Public Schools, has completely debilitated the district. Both K-12 and higher education institutions are […]


Schools Can Improve Student Data Privacy

Student data privacy is one of the top concerns of school administrators. Achieving better protection with School Passport can improve efficiency, support your educators more effectively, and make compliance a snap. Choosing the Right EdTech Vendors One of the ways schools can ensure that they are protecting personal identifiable data (PII) is by carefully vetting […]


Protecting Student Data as an Educator

Educators are using technology in the classroom more than ever, and that puts them on the front line of protecting student data. Student data privacy is more than just a nice thing to do; both by federal and state mandate, it is the law. So what can educators do to make sure they are taking […]


Improve District Operational Efficiency with Secure Technology

Twenty-five years ago, schools were in the early phases of implementing technology to help simplify operations and improve district operational efficiency. At that time, email was in its infancy, home computers were just becoming more commonplace, and Wi-Fi was just being introduced to the world. Most of us could not fathom where we would be […]


Cyber Criminals Leverage PII to Target Schools

Districts around the country are being targeted by sophisticated cybercrime operations that are using personally identifiable information (PII) to target schools. Threats coming from Russia and from within our own country have compromised schools and districts throughout the U.S. The Threat Landscape Has Grown Since the Pandemic Districts were already well under way in digitizing […]


5 Ways to Protect Student Data Privacy When Shopping for EdTech

As we look forward to a new school year, one of the exciting aspects of being a school IT leader or district administrator is choosing new edtech for your school. Each year, as data gets more relevant and precise, it’s easier to identify gaps in curriculum. Combined with feedback from educators, shopping for edtech products […]


Don’t Become a District Vulnerable to Ransomware

Is your school district vulnerable to ransomware? Vulnerabilities are everywhere, including your employees who may inadvertently click a link or open a file that puts your network at risk. But there are many ways to reduce a district’s vulnerability and prevent ransomware attacks. Schools Are a Target According to EmiSoft’s State of Ransomware report, 88 […]


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 […]


Interoperability: The Key to Future-Proofing Education

Interoperability is a word that didn’t really make the mainstream until the pandemic. All of a sudden, schools were forced to ramp up distribution of devices to students learning from home and scrambling to find edtech solutions to help meet educational needs beyond the classroom setting. Now, it’s one of the top priorities for districts […]


10 Student Data Privacy Measures Districts Can Implement Now

Student data privacy is one of the most crucial aspects of educational management. Every school administrator, IT leader, and educator must ensure that student data remains safe. There are specific guidelines that govern how, when, and what student data schools are allowed to share. There are also federal requirements requiring schools to allow parents to […]


Data Security: Why It Matters for Students

Students begin sharing data with schools before they are even conscious of the fact. Parents fill out forms to enroll students in school from the minute they begin preschool. Unfortunately, students are often the last to know what information has been shared and the first to be impacted by any kind of breach or cyberattack. […]


Data Security: Why It Matters for Parents

Imagine you send your child to school and the information you complete in order for the school to enroll your child is used to track their habits and build a profile on them that allows marketers to target them, not now, but in the future. Would you feel invaded and uncomfortable? There are risks. For […]


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