Data Privacy & Security Service Digital Digest_Spring 2019

Cybersecurity Help & Tips

Data Privacy & Security Service Digital Digest

Common Sense Education has provided some great data privacy tools for teachers to protect student privacy. The resources include guidance on how to minimize online privacy risks and helps teachers be more FERPA and COPPA compliant. Resources include video tutorials, privacy lesson plans, social media tips for teachers and schools, and so much more.

Contact your Local RIC for additional information. Click here to find your local RIC contact. For Subscribers to the Service: • Digests & Archived Digests • Digital Debrief • Inventory Tool • Information Security Online Professional Development • Digital Blasts Education Week has posted resources from K-12 Cybersecurity, including the articles on what was learned after a “constant barrage of attacks,” a district CTO’s recommendations on how to defend against cyberattacks, and “6 Steps for Preventing and Cleaning Up Cyberattacks”. Use this link to access these articles and more. The resources are great! K-12 Cybersecurity: Big Threats & Best Practices

To access these amazing resources just click here.

The K-12 Cyber Incident Map shows cybersecurity related incidents affecting US K-12 schools and districts from 2016-present. Click the map for a closer look.

Google Password Checkup

Google Password Checkup identifies accounts that may have been impacted by data breaches. Once the extension is installed you will receive an alert if you enter a username and password that appeared in a data breach known to Google. The alert will inform the user to reset their password or any other accounts that use the same credentials. You can read more about this new privacy tool in this Google blog post. The post also includes information on how to install the extension.

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