Tags data security

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.

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.

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.

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

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

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 • 6 months ago

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

Personal information of 1 million potential college applicants 'exposed inadvertently'

by Emily Tate • 1 year ago

Sensitive data of individuals seeking information about higher education institutions was left publicly available on the internet for more than a month.

Data of 15,000 people potentially exposed in Fresno State incident

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

A stolen hard drive contained records from 2003-2014, but university officials say that identity theft does not appear to be the motive.