Tags privacy & security

Students say Florida State's online exam tech violates privacy

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

More than 5,000 students have signed an online petition asking FSU to stop using the technology, which monitors students through their webcams and microphones.

Activists pressure colleges to abandon facial-recognition tech

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

Advocacy group Fight for the Future says the potential harm of facial recognition is too great and that higher education should give it up altogether.

Texas K-12 district loses $2.3 million in email scam

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

Manor Independent School District, which disclosed the theft last week, says it's following several "strong leads" alongside the FBI and local police.

Malware delayed semester start at Alabama community college

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

Classes began days late on Wednesday as Wallace State Community College and federal authorities investigate what took many of its systems offline.

University tech presents growing privacy concern for students, educators

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

The benefits of technology are often publicized, but educators are increasingly questioning whether student surveillance is getting out of hand.

Data privacy is everyone's responsibility, say education leaders

by Betsy Foresman • 2 years ago

Privacy regulations only go so far to protect data, so institutions need to make it a priority, educators said at Educause's annual conference.

Wary of gun violence, Pennsylvania equips school districts with anonymous-tip app

by Ryan Johnston • 3 years ago

The app allows students, teachers and parents to report suspicious or potentially violent activity to a new call center in the AG's office.

Registrars need outside help in protecting student data from cyberthreats, report says

by Ryan Johnston • 3 years ago

Communicating with IT administrators is crucial, according to a new white paper from EDUCAUSE, the National Student Clearinghouse and REN-ISAC.

Let’s get together: How a CISO-CBO partnership can reduce information security risk

by Joanna Grama • 3 years ago

CISOs and CBOs should forge their appreciation for risk, compliance, and resource management into stronger efforts to secure institutional resources.