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July 3, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

Student Data Privacy Protection Explained

This summer brought news about yet another student data breach. This time, online education platform K12.com failed to keep one of its databases properly updated, thereby leaving almost 7 million records for 19,000 of students available for anyone to steal from June 23 to July 1, 2019. The exposed...
August 13, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

[Infographics] 98% of Educational Institutions Denied Additional Cloud Security Staff

Cloud technologies are becoming a commodity for education sector. According to Netwrix’s 2019 Cloud Data Security Report, 53% of educational organizations are ready to start deploying a “cloud-first” strategy for all new services and technologies, up from 40% last year. This is not...
March 25, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

IT Risks in the Education Sector: Real Threats vs. Expectations

In this blog post, which is based on the results of Netwrix’s 2018 IT Risks Report, we will dive deeper into the problems that face schools, colleges, universities and other educational organizations. The survey covers the six most common types of IT risks: physical damage, intellectual property...
September 1, 2020 | Ryan Brooks

[Infographics] Insiders Threaten Educational Data Security in the Cloud

In 2017,two former Miami-Dade School District students discovered that their Social Security numbers, test scores and other personal information was posted on one of the district’s public web pages. In fact, the personal information of hundreds of students was published online and was very easy...
October 29, 2019 | Ryan Brooks

[Infographics] Top Cybersecurity Risks in Education

In this blog post, the final piece in our series of blog posts about IT risks in various industries, we’ll highlight the main concerns of educational organizations worldwide. We’ve gathered feedback from IT specialists working for educational institutions to find out about their IT security...
August 13, 2020 | Jeff Melnick

[Infographics] Cloud Security: Insights from Education

Educational organizations work hard to protect sensitive student data, such as grades and financial information about loans. As their interest in migrating to the cloud grows, however, the effort required to monitor access to this data by privileged users may become even more...
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