Privacy & Security
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to protect sensitive information and keep students safe online.
- Privacy & Security Cyberattacks Are Up. The Feds Must Help Schools Cope, Watchdog Agency SaysThe U.S. Department of Education’s years-old plan to help protect schools from digital threats needs a rethink, according to the GAO.Privacy & Security Ed Tech Usage is Up. So Are Parent Privacy ConcernsBoth parents and students want more say in how their personal information is used, according to a recent report.Privacy & Security N.Y. School District's Facial Recognition System Remains on Hold, Lawsuit DismissedA law temporarily barring the use of biometric-based surveillance in New York schools supersedes a lawsuit from the state ACLU chapter.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?Privacy & Security Hackers Post 26,000 Broward School Files Online After District Doesn't Pay RansomHackers who demanded up to $40 million from the Broward School District have now published nearly 26,000 files stolen from district servers.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.Privacy & Security Teachers Are Watching Students' Screens During Remote Learning. Is That Invasion of Privacy?The tools help teachers keep remote students on track and pinpoint who needs help. Some parents and students worry about over-surveillance.Privacy & Security Cyberattacks on Schools Soared During the PandemicThe number of cyberattacks on school districts surged by a whopping 18 percent in calendar year 2020, a new analysis shows.Privacy & Security Q&A What Educators Should Know About Digital Self-Harm During Hybrid and Remote LearningSome research suggests the phenomenon known as "digital self-harm" is on the rise and schools need to address it more directly.Privacy & Security Cybersecurity Training for Educators Lagging Behind Rising Risk of CyberattacksAlmost 80 percent of K-12 and college-level educators report using some sort of online learning platform during the pandemic.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.