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Privacy & Security Thousands of School Websites Went Down in a Cyberattack. It'll Happen Again, Experts Say
Cyberattacks on technology and education companies that work with K-12 schools are becoming a growing concern for educators, experts say.
Alyson Klein, January 10, 2022
4 min read
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Privacy & Security Cyberattacks Are Up. The Feds Must Help Schools Cope, Watchdog Agency Says
The U.S. Department of Education’s years-old plan to help protect schools from digital threats needs a rethink, according to the GAO.
Alyson Klein, November 17, 2021
2 min read
Privacy & Security Spotlight Spotlight on Cybersecurity
This Spotlight will empower educators to begin identifying the next generation of tech leaders, and more.
November 5, 2021
Privacy & Security Spotlight Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Digital Safety
In this Spotlight, review ways you should be approaching student and system data, discover how others teach digital safety, and more.
July 23, 2021
Privacy & Security Quiz Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Protecting Students During Remote Learning?
Quiz Yourself: What should you know about storing video content involving students?
June 7, 2021
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Privacy & Security Hackers Post 26,000 Broward School Files Online After District Doesn't Pay Ransom
Hackers who demanded up to $40 million from the Broward School District have now published nearly 26,000 files stolen from district servers.
Scott Travis, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 20, 2021
3 min read
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Privacy & Security Download Cyberattacks Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Should Respond (Downloadable Guide)
When hackers disrupt a district's network, consequences can be wide-ranging, from unexpected costs to communication challenges.
Mark Lieberman & Gina Tomko, April 20, 2021
1 min read
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Privacy & Security Cyberattacks on Schools Soared During the Pandemic
The number of cyberattacks on school districts surged by a whopping 18 percent in calendar year 2020, a new analysis shows.
Alyson Klein, March 10, 2021
3 min read
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Privacy & Security Cybersecurity Training for Educators Lagging Behind Rising Risk of Cyberattacks
Almost 80 percent of K-12 and college-level educators report using some sort of online learning platform during the pandemic.
Alyson Klein, February 8, 2021
2 min read
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Classroom Technology Education Technology in 2020: 8 Takeaways From a Chaotic Year
Digital technology was a lifeline for many educators this year, but it was also a source of frustration, bewilderment, and fatigue.
Mark Lieberman, December 17, 2020
7 min read
Privacy & Security Spotlight Spotlight on Cybersecurity 2020
In this Spotlight, learn how educators are combatting cyberattacks and more.
December 15, 2020
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Privacy & Security Schools Aren't Doing Enough to Protect Their Networks, Top Cybersecurity Official Warns
The nation's top cybersecurity official urged schools to take advantage of free federal resources for safeguarding their networks.
Mark Lieberman, December 3, 2020
3 min read
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Privacy & Security COVID-19 and Cybersecurity: 'Catastrophic Attack on Our Technology Systems'
Two large school districts have been rattled in the last week by incidents related to internet security and privacy.
Mark Lieberman, December 1, 2020
7 min read