Tags data security

To protect sensitive data, IT security and researchers must act as teammates

by Emily Bamforth

Though universities are using technology to protect attacks against their research data, IT officials told EdScoop that communicating with researchers is the backbone of strategy.

1.4 million student Social Security numbers found unencrypted in Maryland

by Colin Wood

A recent audit found the state's Education Department was storing sensitive personal data in plaintext format and not updating its software.

On cybersecurity, educational institutions have a people problem

by Betsy Foresman

Inside cultures that are designed to be collaborative and open, IT leaders are struggling to corral their users and educate faculty on network risks.

Grades, attendance records altered in Michigan high school hack

by Betsy Foresman

The district's superintendent has notified parents of students at Orchard Views High School that some academic data had been accessed and changed.

U. Chicago Law School accidentally sends applicant data to new students

by Betsy Foresman

A spreadsheet mistakenly sent to 297 new students contains personal and academic information of every applicant to the school's fall master's program.

Cal Poly Pomona leaks personal data, including GPAs, of all science students

by Betsy Foresman

A spokesman said the university is treating the incident affecting 4,557 students as "a teachable moment."

Want educators to care about data security? 'Speak their language'

by Colin Wood

Arkansas' Ray Girdler tells EdScoop that getting teachers and administrators involved in his state's voluntary training program takes finesse.