Other Resources for Cybersecurity

Quick Security Tips for Vendors

November 9, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Quick Security Tips for Vendors

This tool, a companion to FPF’s “Quick Privacy Tips for Vendors,” is designed to provide a simple baseline of security principles and practices as an ed tech business grows its products and services.  Of course, this list of tips does not constitute a complete security policy, but if followed, it will ensure that vendors have […]

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Getting Ahead of a University Data Breach

September 7, 2017 | Ferpa Sherpa

Getting Ahead of a University Data Breach

Breaches and attempted hacks into university systems are now commonplace: the number of reported incidents at postsecondary schools has steadily increased; the education sector had the third highest number of breaches in 2014. Some of the largest breaches of 2016 occurred at colleges, such as at UC Berkeley where 80,000 financial records were exposed. Universities […]

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Privacy by Decisions: Security Starts with You

August 16, 2017 | Amelia Vance

Privacy by Decisions: Security Starts with You

Once you start exploring the challenges of protecting personal information online, you quickly see that digital privacy involves a variety of players, including social media and messaging platforms, internet service providers, app developers, and government agencies. Many different entities are involved in collecting, moving, and sharing your information, for many different reasons. If you want […]

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Privacy, Audits, and Data Security

June 26, 2017 | SLDS State Support Team, U.S. Department of Education

Privacy, Audits, and Data Security

This pre-conference session of the 2017 SLDS Best Practices Conference covers privacy and security issues affecting SLDSs. It also discusses SLDS project audits conducted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General and offers tips for preparing for an audit.

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (May – June 2017)

June 21, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (May – June 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. This blog is cross-posted at www.fpf.org.  The Top 10 FPF has relaunched FERPA|Sherpa! The site now includes: Revamped sections for parents, schools […]

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