Tags data security
1.4 million student Social Security numbers found unencrypted in Maryland
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
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
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
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
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'
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'
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
A stolen hard drive contained records from 2003-2014, but university officials say that identity theft does not appear to be the motive.