Other Resources for Cybersecurity

Model: Colorado Information Security and Privacy Policy

May 15, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Model: Colorado Information Security and Privacy Policy

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE or Department) is required by law to collect and store student and educator records, and takes seriously its obligations to secure information systems and protect the privacy of data collected, used, shared and stored by the Department. Educational data is an asset that is essential to CDE’s business and […]

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Workforce DQC Privacy and Security Principles

May 14, 2017 | Workforce Data Quality Campaign

Workforce DQC Privacy and Security Principles

WDQC’s Privacy and Security Principles resource shows ways that data systems can protect individual privacy and promote informed decision making. They are intended to serve as a guideline for local, state, and federal policymakers drafting legislation, as well as data system administrators creating data governance policies.

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Common Sense Media Parent Student Privacy Survey

May 12, 2017 | Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media Parent Student Privacy Survey

This 2014 national survey from Common Sense Media and the Benenson Strategy Group shows American adults are concerned about how kids’ personal data may be used to market to them, both at home and at school.

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Data Security for Schools: A Legal and Policy Guide for School Boards

May 12, 2017 | National School Boards Association

Data Security for Schools: A Legal and Policy Guide for School Boards

Using an FAQ format, this guide offers school boards information to help them ensure that their districts have sound policies and practices in place to protect all the data created, collected and stored as part of school operations and to respond appropriately in the event of a data breach.

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Incident Response Flowchart

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

Incident Response Flowchart

The Incident Response Tool and Flowchart guides administrators through all the steps of incident management: fact-finding, documentation, reporting, engaging the appropriate school officials and other stakeholders, as well as outreach to parents, students, and staff. The Incident Response Tool also helps administrators through the investigation process where they need to ask the right questions to […]

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360 Self Assessment Tool

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

360 Self Assessment Tool

The Generation Safe 360 Self Assessment tool provides a review of the school’s e-safety competence and helps schools identify their progress in becoming a Generation Safe Gold Medal School. Schools rate their development of and compliance with e-safety policies. It identifies areas of concern and makes recommendations for improved e-safety readiness.

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2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

The Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy was developed as a resource for state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to use in assisting school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data in instructional and administrative practices. SEAs and LEAs may also find this guide useful in developing privacy programs and related professional […]

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Understanding Information Security and Privacy in Postsecondary Education Data Systems

May 12, 2017 | Educause

Understanding Information Security and Privacy in Postsecondary Education Data Systems

This paper outlines the information security and privacy challenges that exist within the national postsecondary education data infrastructure. It also introduces key language related to information security and privacy in order to provide a common lexicon to frame data protection discussions, describes the general technology architectures considered in the national postsecondary education data infrastructure, summarizes […]

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Failed Justifications: Why Privacy and Federalism Do Not Support the Ban on a Federal Unit-Record System

May 12, 2017 | Georgetown Law Journal

Failed Justifications: Why Privacy and Federalism Do Not Support the Ban on a Federal Unit-Record System

This article suggests that the ban on a federal unit-record system cannot be supported by appeals to either privacy or federalism. Because these arguments were not fully developed by the opponents of the unit-record system and were not even explicit in the case of federalism concerns it is useful to consider legal and normative arguments within each […]

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Data Privacy Issues: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

May 12, 2017 | The National Association Of College and University Attorneys

Data Privacy Issues: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

This paper offers a broad overview of the data privacy protection regime, as it applies to institutions of higher education. Part I provides an overview of the U.S. and international data privacy protection framework. Part II offers suggestions regarding ensuring compliance and minimizing risk of data breach. Finally, Part III provides some guidelines for handling […]

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