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How SSI technology keeps students’ information secure

January 23, 2023

Via: eCampus News

It’s no secret that higher education institutions are at risk for severe cyberattacks and data theft. Last year, the New York Times highlighted the “shaky state of student privacy” in the wake of a devastating cyberattack that left the personally […]


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How K-12 IT leaders can protect schools from ransomware

January 19, 2023

Via: eSchool News

Cyberattacks on public schools are becoming more common and more severe every year. Between 2020 and 2021, more than 56 percent of K-12 education organizations suffered ransomware attacks with an average cost of $268,000. Most recently, an attack on the […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Protecting Higher Ed IT Surveillance Systems

December 30, 2022

Via: EdTech Magazine

Higher education institutions spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on physical security equipment, according to a 2020 study conducted by Omdia on behalf of the Security Industry Association. The reality of open, accessible college campuses makes physical security […]


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How to be proactive in your cybersecurity strategy

December 21, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Keeping K-12 schools safe from cyberattacks has become a growing concern for educational institutions, especially as these attacks increase in sophistication and frequency nationwide. This past September, a school district in Detroit was hit with a cyberattack that closed its […]


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Protecting your schools as cyberattacks rise

December 7, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Think cybersecurity won’t or can’t impact you? Well, you would be wrong. The number of cyberattacks only continue to grow. Virtually every business you can think of has been hit–cybercriminals have targeted the pipelines we rely on for oil and […]


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K-12 cybersecurity vendors: Is the threat already in your house?

December 6, 2022

Via: eSchool News

K-12 vendors are key components in all aspects of K-12 education. From operational needs such as attendance and payroll to learning applications for reading, science, and mathematics, vendors ensure school districts operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. But K-12 […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

How to Develop a Threat Intelligence Program in Higher Education

May 24, 2022

Via: EdTech Magazine

In cyberspace, just like in sports, in-depth defensive preparation is necessary. This helps cybersecurity teams best position themselves to prevent adversaries from fulfilling their aims. Without it, teams are left to react to attacks in real time. Fortunately for higher […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

K-12 cyber incident report calls for more public disclosure of cyberattacks

March 14, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

While K-12 cyberattacks show a decrease since 2020, there’s likely “an undercount of what is actually going on,” K12 SIX National Director Doug Levin said Thursday during the Second Annual K-12 Cybersecurity Leadership Symposium. “We have a limited view into […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Why Multifactor Authentication Should No Longer Be Optional in K–12

March 8, 2022

Via: EdTech Magazine

Anyone who uses online banking these days probably gets multifactor authentication prompts, usually via a text message or authentication app, although fingerprint scans and facial recognition are becoming more common. Users may not like the additional validation prompts, but they […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

With K-12 cyberattacks expected to worsen in 2022, what can districts do?

January 25, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

After a ransomware attack caused Albuquerque Public Schools, the largest district in New Mexico, to close for two days in mid-January, K-12 cybersecurity experts stress cyberattacks against schools will only likely worsen in 2022. The district “worked around the clock” […]


Education Tech

3 ways to strengthen your student data privacy compliance strategy

October 21, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Cyberattacks and data breaches are infiltrating K-12 communities. To proactively thwart these attempts to steal student data, states such as New York are passing legislation that requires school districts to adhere to stipulated student data privacy compliance regulations. With so […]


Education Tech

How devaluing students’ data can keep it safe from cyberattacks

September 28, 2021

Via: eCampus News

Cyberattacks on colleges and universities are on the rise following many institutions’ transition to online and hybrid classes. Higher education institutions’ databases are gold mines for cybercriminals because they store massive amounts of personally identifiable information (PII) like social security […]


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Why automation is key to education’s cybersecurity problem

August 23, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Across industries, ransomware and cyberattacks have proliferated in the past year, largely due to the rapid shift to remote work and school. The education sector has been hit particularly hard–the 2020 calendar year saw a record-setting 408 publicly disclosed cybersecurity […]


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Cyberattacks Pose Credit Risks for Higher Education

March 31, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

An increase in cyberattacks against colleges and universities, which comes as institutions rely heavily on digital infrastructure to deliver online learning amid the pandemic, is a negative factor weighing on higher education’s credit profile, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The […]


Education Tech, News

How school IT leaders can avoid a cyberattack

December 27, 2019

Via: eSchool News

From credit card hacks to social security breaches, cyberattacks are more common with each passing day. Organizations in every industry are on high alert to ensure networks and information remain secure. News reports lead you to believe that only high-profile […]