Tags data breach

1.4 million student Social Security numbers found unencrypted in Maryland

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

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

Student, family data exposed in Oregon State cyberattack

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

OSU officials say the data of 636 students, prospective students and family members was exposed to hackers engineering a phishing attack.

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

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months 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 • 4 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 • 4 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 • 4 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 • 4 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 • 4 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 • 6 months ago

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