Data Privacy & Security Service Digital Digest_Spring 2019

Cybersecurity Resources

7 Social Media Scams to Avoid

In this avast blog they point out seven social media scams to recognize and avoid: 1. Data-mining quizzes, surveys and contests - you don’t need to know ‘what kind of dog you are’ 2. Clickbait - be careful where you click 3. “Friendly” cash requests - always check with the friend in person 4. Short URLs - while helpful, it’s hard to tell where they came from 5. Strange friend requests - if you don’t know them, they’re really not your ‘friend’ 6. Double friend requests - it’s fake, don’t accept it 7. Fake Emergencies - check your account status directly, not through a provided link

Cartoon by Michael Maslin. The New Yorker Magazine, Inc.

Education Law 2-d Part 121 Proposed Regulations Update

Ed Law 2-d Part 121 regulations were proposed to strengthen the privacy and security of student and school staff personally identifiable information. The public comment period concluded on March 31, 2019 and the regulations have been to submitted to the Board of Regents for review and ultimately, for adoption. Visit the NYS Education Department Student Data Privacy page to learn more about the latest Part 121 proposed regulations.

Check out the latest Digital Debrief- an interview with Deborah Snyder, Chief Information Officer for the NYS Office of Information Technology Services. Ms. Snyder explains how NYS has established a comprehensive and robust cybersecurity program and provides recommendations on how to protect data.

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