Other Resources for Cybersecurity

Parent Supervision or Surveillance?

October 8, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Parent Supervision or Surveillance?

When I was 16 years old, I told my mom that I was going on my first date ever with a boy to a nearby ice cream parlor. He picked me up at my house, and we drove away. Ten minutes later, I received a text message from my mom saying, “I’m at the ice cream parlor and you aren’t here.” She wanted to make sure this stranger wasn’t taking her little girl to a strange place, so she followed me. Five years have passed since that first date, and luckily for nervous parents everywhere, technology can now help them track their kids without having to get in the car and physically follow them.

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A Conversation with Sonja Trainor

August 6, 2019 | Amelia Vance

A Conversation with Sonja Trainor

The National School Board Association (NSBA), a federation of state school board associations representing more than 90,000 school board officials across the United States, wrote two of FPF’s favorite legal and policy guides on student data privacy and security, “Data in the Cloud” and “Data Security for Schools.” On July 22, FPF spoke with Sonja Trainor, NSBA’s Managing Director for Legal Advocacy, about these resources.

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Postsecondary Data Infrastructure: What is Possible Today

July 19, 2019 | Institute for Higher Education Policy

Postsecondary Data Infrastructure: What is Possible Today

This paper highlights promising examples of data systems that are prioritizing privacy and security. These examples span from government agencies to academia and cover sectors ranging from healthcare to national defense. In this analysis, O’Hara uses a “Five Safes” framework as an approach for guiding secure data practices:

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Our 2019 EdTech Security Survey

June 19, 2019 | Common Sense

Our 2019 EdTech Security Survey

Common Sense released this 2019 EdTech Security Survey as part of a semi-annual examination of security practices of education technology-related online services using our security assessment tools. The previous 2018 State of EdTech Security Survey found that approximately 87 percent of edtech services support encryption, and 78 percent of edtech services require encryption. Their findings in early 2019 indicate no meaningful improvements in the percentage […]

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Best Practices for Data Destruction

April 22, 2019 | Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

Best Practices for Data Destruction

The Data Destruction Document is a best practices guide on properly destroying sensitive student data after it is no longer needed.  It details the life cycle of data and discusses various legal requirements relating to the destruction of data under FERPA, and examines a variety of methods for properly destroying data.  The guide also discusses […]

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New Lesson Plans for Educators: Privacy Rights, Digital Literacy and Online Safety

April 15, 2019 | Media Smarts

New Lesson Plans for Educators: Privacy Rights, Digital Literacy and Online Safety

This resource provides lesson plans for educators and students to learn more about privacy and digital citizenship as applied to the classroom. The three modules are titled, “Getting the Toothpaste Back into the Tube: A Lesson on Online Information,” “Know the Deal: The Value of Privacy,” “Privacy Rights of Children and Teens”.

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Security Awareness Free Poster Downloads

April 15, 2019 | Inspired Learning

Security Awareness Free Poster Downloads

This free resource is for any organization to use in their offices to promote security awareness. Some of the topics include password protection, anatomy of a URL, how to detect a phishing email, clean desk best practices, and protecting access to your organization.

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