Other Resources Archive

Department of Education Data Sharing Toolkit for Communities

May 20, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

Department of Education Data Sharing Toolkit for Communities

The U.S. Department of Education released the”Data Sharing Tool Kit for Communities: How to Leverage Community Relationships While Protecting Student Data Privacy.” The tool kit will help engage civic and community leaders that wish to use data collected to improve academic performance while protecting student privacy.

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iKeepSafe SOPIPA Badge

May 5, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

iKeepSafe SOPIPA Badge

iKeepSafe has made available a new SOPIPA badge for education service providers to help them communicate to schools, parents and other stakeholders that they are responsible with student data and are complying with the laws that govern student privacy.

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Houston Independent School District Resources

April 21, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

Houston Independent School District Resources

The Houston ISD Education Technology department provides trending, analysis, research, testing and customized innovative services to support the district’s strategic initiatives. In addition, Houston ISD provides many resources for parents and students about their online privacy. In particular, Houston ISD provides a Safety and Security Rating, which rates commonly used web applications for their safety, […]

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Security Quick Tips for Vendors

January 13, 2016 | Ferpa Sherpa

Security Quick Tips for Vendors

1. Risk: Data Interception Solution: Encrypt Data in Transit End-user network traffic is easily monitored or intercepted on open WiFi or over the wire by the operator of the network. To prevent sensitive information from being accessible to unintended parties, use HTTPS (SSL/TLS). Do not send passwords in clear text! (Also encrypt data at-rest; see […]

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