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Beware of ransomware: Here’s how to protect your district

BY SAM CURRY 3 important steps and some free resources to help prevent cyber-abuse A new, disturbing pattern has cropped back up that is reminiscent of some nasty behavior from the early days of Internet nefarious exploits: targeting schools and students and the innocent. Ransomware attacks have been making headlines in recent months—particularly as a [...]

By |2018-08-02T01:17:49+00:00August 1st, 2018|Education, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

6 IT nightmares plaguing schools-and 6 solutions to stop them

Posted By Contributor Featured on eSchool News,IT,Management,IT Newsletter From constricted budgets to needing to protect large numbers of devices and users, educational institutions face a unique set requirements for data protection and business continuity. As a result, many school IT departments are struggling to create new data backup and business continuity practices. However, all is [...]

By |2017-10-20T00:17:08+00:00October 20th, 2017|Education, IT Productivity, Latest News, Security & Compliance|

KRACK WI-FI HACK: GOOGLE, APPLE AND MICROSOFT SCRAMBLE TO FIX WPA2 VULNERABILITY

By Anthony Cuthbertson Newsweek Apple, Google, Microsoft and other technology companies have been rushing to address issues related to the Krack Wi-Fi security vulnerability—a flaw that puts any person using wireless internet at risk of being hacked. Technology companies acknowledged problems with the WPA2 encryption used on all modern Wi-Fi routers, with some announcing they [...]

New Guidelines: End Frequent Password Changes

By Admin  April 24, 2017 The agency that develops information security standards for the U.S. federal government is recommending significant changes to password guidelines, essentially reversing some long-held best practices. Changes to the Digital Identity Guidelines are managed by officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a division of the U.S. Department [...]

Workers Are Playing It Fast and Loose with Sensitive Data

By Pedro Hernandez | Posted April 20, 2017 Dell recently commissioned Dimensional Research to look into the data security habits of over 2,600 professionals in eight countries, including the United States and Canada. Although participants worked for organizations with 250 employees or more – squarely in the 'midsized' part of the small and midsized business (SMB) category [...]

5 infrastructure concerns for district technology leaders

Survey reveals student devices are driving the need for more bandwidth The growing need for more internet bandwidth is being pushed by an increase in the number of students with devices, according to CoSN’s Annual Infrastructure Survey. Increases in online assessments and digital content also drive the need for higher bandwidth, according to the report. [...]

By |2016-11-23T00:37:22+00:00November 20th, 2016|Education|

Report: More states are taking steps to protect student privacy

Almost two-thirds of states have passed a new student privacy law in the past 3 years A new analysis from the Data Quality Campaign shows more and more states are taking steps to ensure student privacy through legislation. During the past three years, every state but Vermont has introduced at least one bill and 36 [...]

By |2016-11-23T00:37:03+00:00November 18th, 2016|Education, Security & Compliance|

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology — social media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? A report on media consumption by the nonprofit Common Sense Media said teens spend an average of nearly nine hours a day using [...]

By |2016-11-23T00:52:15+00:00November 17th, 2016|Education, IT Productivity|

Server FAIL: 3 signs your server is on the brink

Servers, like home furnaces, are critical pieces of infrastructure that should work without issue for many years. But eventually they will start struggling, maybe rattling a bit or not working as efficiently as they once did. They might limp along for a while, but one sad day, they go dark. Maybe it’s a quick component [...]

How to Recognize a Fake Virus Warning

Pop up messages claiming that you have a virus and you are in need of anti-virus software may, ironically, actually contain a virus that could harm your computer, cause costly repairs or, even worse, lead to identity theft. Here's what you need to know to protect yourself from scareware. I have a friend in the [...]