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School Cyberattacks, Explained
Hackers are terrorizing schools with increasingly complex attacks, causing data breaches and more. Here’s what educators need to know.
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Privacy & Security We Need More Money to Prevent Cyberattacks, School Districts Tell Feds
District leaders point to the massive cyberattack on the Los Angeles schools as reason to act now.
Alyson Klein, September 21, 2022
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Privacy & Security Seesaw, Digital Platform Used by Schools, Compromised With ‘Inappropriate Image’
“You would think a platform with thousands of minors would have better security,” one parent tweeted.
Molly Guthrey, Pioneer Press, September 15, 2022
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As schools increasingly turn to technology, the risk of cyberattacks have also grown.
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Privacy & Security Cybersecurity a Top Ed-Tech Priority for States, But Funding Lags
Only 8 percent in a survey of state ed-tech leaders said their state provides “ample” funding for cybersecurity.
Lauraine Langreo, September 13, 2022
3 min read
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Privacy & Security Why the Los Angeles Cyberattack Is a Wake-Up Call for Every School District
A massive cyberattack shut off access to email and crippled the district’s website and systems used for teaching and attendance.
Alyson Klein, September 6, 2022
5 min read
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Classroom Technology 5 Big Technology Challenges Teachers and Administrators Will Face This School Year
Grappling with cybersecurity and what to do with all those new devices are big ones.
Alyson Klein, August 26, 2022
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IT Infrastructure Stopping Cyberattacks Is Top Priority for Ed-Tech Leaders. But Many Underestimate the Risk
Most K-12 district tech leaders rate common cybersecurity threats as just low or medium risk, survey shows.
Alyson Klein, April 26, 2022
4 min read
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Privacy & Security 'There Are So Many Issues’: Why Schools Are Struggling to Protect Student Data
While efforts have been made to protect student data, there are still troubling examples of data breaches.
Mark Walsh, April 12, 2022
8 min read
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Privacy & Security Download Be Ready When Parents Ask These 7 Questions About Data Privacy
These questions offer a roadmap for issues that K-12 leaders should be prepared to discuss.
Benjamin Herold & Gina Tomko, April 12, 2022
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April 12, 2022
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Privacy & Security Cyber Hackers Attack Schools More Often Than You Think: 8 Ways to Stop Them
Experts say there’s no magic formula for districts to completely protect themselves from these incidents, but there are ways to reduce risk.
Alyson Klein, March 31, 2022
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Privacy & Security What Schools Can Learn From the Biggest Cyberattack Ever on a Single District
Hackers infiltrated a New York City school district vendor, jeopardizing personal information for 820,000 current and former students.
Alyson Klein, March 30, 2022
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