Education Cybersecurity Regulations – Any Suggestions?

May 21, 2019

Education Cybersecurity Weekly is a curated weekly news overview for those who are concerned about the Education industry and Education data breach. It provides brief summaries and links to articles and news across a spectrum of EdTech and cybercrime in Higher Education. Learn about education cybersecurity regulations.

It was a busy week for lawmakers, moving on a host of acts centered around education technology.

A vulgar memo, an email hack and the lack of trust: Florida high school student’s prank

EdScoop on May 13, 2019

It seems that hacker’s creativity has no limits.

Actually, the case reminds a typical scandal, covered in the tabloid press. A student at LaBelle High School in southern Florida hacked into his school’s email system and send an obscene sexualized message to all students, staff, and faculty. The prank email was addressed to all male students and obliged them to report mandatory inspection of the male anatomy to school on May 7.

The parents’ reaction was obvious. “It was something funny, but at the same time it was something scary,” said Kenneth Carrion, a parent from Labelle. Some students expressed their disappointment due to the level of information security at their university and questioned how the high schooler managed to hack into the system.

A follow-up email, sent by the school’s dean, informed the recipients that the incident investigation is still and apologized for the prank.

Education Cybersecurity Regulations: North Dakota leads a data privacy revolution

CDE on May 20, 2019

This story began a year ago, when the North Dakota State Board of Higher education formed an advisory group to explore and report on data privacy issues. Since that group was created, the education cybersecurity regulations have become a primary concern among both education industry leaders and IT specialists. It is unsurprising, considering the fact that an average number of stolen data per year reaches 3,000,000 in the education sector.

What is noteworthy, enhancing the effectiveness of students’ data protection regulations is not only the government’s initiative. At a recent data privacy event, held at Bismarck State College, Jared Melville, a graduate of North Dakota State University, presented the draft bill of rights protecting students’ data in the university system, developed by the North Dakota Student Association.

All kinds of organizations collect massive amounts of data, including the university system, so this bill of rights is largely addressed at ensuring that the university system is appropriately collecting, handling and securing the data it collects on students.

Jared Melville, former president of the North Dakota Student Association

Congress mix of education technology bills: student privacy, STEM diversity research and bolstering cybersecurity workforce gap

EdScoop on May 17, 2019

It was a busy week for lawmakers, moving on a host of acts centered around education technology. Congress considers bills that are aimed to regulate a wide range of issues, including student privacy legislation, overcoming the nation’s cybersecurity workforce gap as well as empowering school security and STEM diversity research.

  1. The Building Blocks of STEM Act is designed to improve the understanding of factors that contribute to the participation of young girls in STEM disciplines and distributing more equally funding for early STEM education.
  2. Protecting Education Privacy Act aims to improve FERPA regulations and widen the protection of students’ records, covering more types of personal data. The bill also will prohibit the use of students’ identifiable information for commercial purposes.
  3. Cyber Ready Workforce Act would direct the U.S. Department of Labor to encourage businesses and educational organizations, supporting the creation and implementation of apprenticeship programs in cybersecurity.
  4. Finally, the School Security Enhancement Act would allow communities to use grants to reinforce school physical security.

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Fish morning, everyone.

If I were a human, I would bring all computer cases together and build a huge aquarium, so that my man Anthony and other IT specialists could relax and eat pizza. And share a piece of Margherita with me.

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