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Warning: Is your district at risk of a cyber security breach?

IT/Security By Ken Brown, Chief Information Security Officer, Frontline Education on 9/19/2017 Just this month, over 143 million American discovered their sensitive information was compromised by a massive security breach at Equifax. Once again Americans find themselves scrambling to update passwords and wondering when the scammer emails and phone calls will start rolling in. For school districts, cyber security now more than ever needs to be at the top of everyone’s mind. With the majority of district information – including sensitive student information – moving online, districts need to know how to protect themselves. The cyber security of dozens of…

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Cyber Security in K-12: Is Your School District Prepared?

IT/Security By Ken Brown, Chief Information Security Officer, Frontline Education on 3/13/2017 In a matter of decades, we’ve leapt forward a millennium in cyber technology. In the digital age, the development of new cyber tools and increasingly useful applications hasn’t shown much sign of slowing down. Unfortunately, the inherent risks haven’t either. With so much sensitive information necessarily online, school districts must ensure protections are put in place in case of cyber malfeasance. But with ever-changing technology, it seems like some best practices are aging in dog years. How do we keep up? State of the K-12 Cyber Landscape The…