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What Is Third-Party Risk, and What Do Schools Need to Know?

February 24, 2023


Between the federal government’s push for cybersecurity in K–12 schools and ongoing high-profile cyberattacks against districts, the spotlight is on protecting student data. In response, IT teams are employing more measures to keep student data safe.

A LearnPlatform survey recently found that, despite concerns about known risks, districts accessed an average of 1,417 ed tech tools every month during the 2021-2022 school year. The top tools in many of the categories examined in LearnPlatform’s “EdTech Top 40: Fall 2022 Report” were Software as a Service applications. While many of these applications greatly advance teaching and learning in the modern classroom, they can also pose a threat to schools that don’t know what to look for.

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