Privacy & Security
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to protect sensitive information and keep students safe online.
- Privacy & Security Cybersecurity Is the Top Priority for Ed-Tech Officials. Funding Doesn’t Match the DemandThere is a growing gap between the rising threat of cyberattacks and the lack of state resources to protect schools from those attacks.Privacy & Security Schools Are a Top Target of Ransomware Attacks, and It's Getting WorseEighty percent of school IT professionals reported that their schools were hit by ransomware in the last year, according to a Sophos survey.Privacy & Security Biden Administration Announces Cybersecurity Initiative for K-12 SchoolsK-12 schools have become a big target for hackers in recent years and the cyberattacks are more sophisticated than ever.Privacy & Security Districts, Take Note: Privacy Is Rare in Apps Used in SchoolsNot protecting students' data privacy can cause real-world harms.Privacy & Security Most Tech Companies Profit Off Student Data, Even If They Say Otherwise, Report FindsNearly three-quarters of the most popular apps and online platforms likely profit from user data, according to Common Sense Media.Privacy & Security Newly Proposed Grants Could Help Districts Extinguish a Cybersecurity '4-Alarm Fire'School districts could apply for grants to protect against the mounting threat of cyberattacks, FCC chairwoman says.Privacy & Security Schools Need to Practice Cyberattack Defense 'Like Fire Drills'Three experts discuss what district leaders can do to ensure students and staff are using digital tools safely.Privacy & Security K-12 Tech Leaders Don’t Feel Prepared for CyberattacksNew survey suggests that K-12 technology leaders are still struggling to figure out how to solve cybersecurity problems.Privacy & Security It Takes an Entire District to Prevent a Cyberattack: 5 TipsOne of the biggest challenges in making cybersecurity policies work is getting everyone engaged.Privacy & Security Four Countries Want Students to Help Their Schools Fight Cyber ThreatsAustralia, India, Japan, and the United States are teaming up to shine a spotlight on cybersecurity.Privacy & Security Q&A What Educators Need to Know About Ed-Tech Companies' Data Privacy PoliciesA data privacy expert weighs in on what K-12 district leaders need to look out for when reviewing privacy policies.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Gain an expert understanding of how school districts can improve their cyber resilience and get ahead of cybersecurity challenges and threats.