Privacy & Security
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to protect sensitive information and keep students safe online.
- Privacy & Security Sponsor How Public K-12s Can Defend Against Today’s Cyber ThreatsThe Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center is the focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery.Privacy & Security Schools Aren't Doing Enough to Protect Their Networks, Top Cybersecurity Official WarnsThe nation's top cybersecurity official urged schools to take advantage of free federal resources for safeguarding their networks.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.Privacy & Security Large, Well-Off Suburban Districts Most Likely to Get HackedBigger, wealthier districts make easier targets for hackers, a GAO analysis found.Privacy & Security School Reopenings Bring Wave of COVID-19 Student-Data-Privacy ConcernsSafely storing videos of classroom lessons and protecting sensitive health information will be a challenge.Privacy & Security N.Y. Lawmakers Voted to Ban Facial Recognition in Schools. One Superintendent Isn't Pleased.New York state lawmakers voted Wednesday to ban facial recognition technology from the state's schools until at least July 2022.Privacy & Security Facial Recognition Tech in Schools Prompts Lawsuit, Renewed Racial Bias ConcernsThe New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the state education department's decision to approve the Lockport school district's facial recognition system.Privacy & Security Zoom Unveils New Privacy and Security Features to Address Hacking IssuesThe company has agreed to a host of new security features for all nationwide users, including password-protected invitations and giving meeting hosts control over private chat messages.Privacy & Security Zoom Use Skyrockets During Coronavirus Pandemic, Prompting Wave of Problems for SchoolsSchools across the country are evaluating their use of the videoconferencing tool, some banning it and others trying to use it safely.Privacy & Security Massive Shift to Remote Learning Prompts Big Data Privacy ConcernsAn unprecedented number of online interactions between teachers and students from their respective homes introduce new privacy questions that lack easy answers.Privacy & Security 5 Steps to Curb Cyberattacks in 1-to-1 Computing SchoolsThe proliferation of school-issued digital devices can open schools up to all kinds of cybersecurity problems, especially in schools with 1-to-1 computing programs.