Privacy & Security
Education news, analysis, and opinion about efforts to protect sensitive information and keep students safe online.
School Cyberattacks, Explained
Hackers are terrorizing schools with increasingly complex attacks, causing data breaches and more. Here’s what educators need to know.
- Privacy & Security 3 Ways Schools Can Reduce Cybersecurity RisksA new federal report outlines steps schools can take to protect against cybersecurity threats.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Gain an expert understanding of how school districts can improve their cyber resilience and get ahead of cybersecurity challenges and threats.Privacy & Security District Leaders Are More Worried Than Ever About Data Privacy. New Center Aims to HelpParents are asking more questions about data privacy issues related to the technologies schools are using.Privacy & Security Most Teachers Think Cyberattacks Won't Affect Schools. District Leaders DisagreeTeachers and district leaders perceive cybersecurity vulnerabilities differently, according to a survey.Privacy & Security How Can Schools Reduce the Risk of Cyberattacks?Cyberattacks are costly to K-12 schools, not just in terms of money, but also in how much instructional time students lose.Privacy & Security VR Devices Collect 'Intimate' Data, Lack Privacy Protections. Should Schools Invest?A nonprofit examined the most popular VR devices on the market and found privacy problems with all of them.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Answer 8 questions to assess your knowledge of digital threats on student devices.Privacy & Security School Facebook Pages and Privacy Concerns: What Educators Need to KnowFacebook pages can build an online school community and boost school spirit. But they can pose serious problems for student privacy.Privacy & Security Education Dept. Slow to Recognize Seriousness of Cyberattacks, GAO Watchdog Report FindsThe federal government has largely dropped the ball on some key steps to help schools prevent and deal with cyberattacks.Privacy & Security Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Protecting Student Data?Answer 7 questions about protecting student data.Privacy & Security Cyberattacks on School Systems Can Have Long-Lasting, Expensive RepercussionsCybersecurity experts warn against expecting a quick resolution to the massive hack in September on the Los Angeles Unified School District.Privacy & Security Opinion Why Are Schools a Target for Cyberattacks?Recent cyberattacks in Los Angeles and other school districts have brought to light the importance of cybersecurity in schools.Privacy & Security Should School Districts Pay a Ransomware Demand? It's Not Always SimpleDeciding whether to pay a ransomware demand depends on a district's own risk-benefit analysis.Privacy & Security We Need More Money to Prevent Cyberattacks, School Districts Tell FedsDistrict leaders point to the massive cyberattack on the Los Angeles schools as reason to act now.Privacy & Security Seesaw, Digital Platform Used by Schools, Compromised With ‘Inappropriate Image’“You would think a platform with thousands of minors would have better security,” one parent tweeted.