Tags data breach

Education's openness a unique security challenge, Verizon says in data breach report

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

Though the education sector faces similar threats seen elsewhere, its challenge is balancing essential flexibility with sound security practices.

Personal data of more than one million people exposed in Georgia Tech's latest breach

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

It's the second major security breach the university has seen in the past 12 months.

On cybersecurity, educational institutions have a people problem

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

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

Phishing scam exposes personal, medical information at central California school districts

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Phishing emails to employees at several school districts in Monterey County, California, have exposed Social Security numbers and medical records.

Grades, attendance records altered in Michigan high school hack

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

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 • 2 months ago

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

Ohio’s 'Data Protection Act' can shield higher ed against breach lawsuits

by Joanna Grama • 4 months ago

Commentary: The new law fills a longstanding policy gap for colleges and universities everywhere, says security consultant Joanna Lyn Grama.

Hacker steals personal data of 500,000 San Diego Unified students

by Ryan Johnston • 5 months ago

The school district says it has identified a possible culprit and a criminal investigation is underway.

Connecticut Higher Education Trust loses .4 million in breach

by Mark Satter • 11 months ago

Cyberthieves stole money from 21 college savings accounts — an incident State Treasurer Denise Nappier has called "unsettling."