We’ve all seen the headlines of major companies getting hacked and their users’ important information being accessed. No one is 100% safe from cyber threats. Additionally, no company is off limits to hackers—including schools and districts storing sensitive student information.
Join Nigel King, PowerSchool Chief Architect and Chief Information Security Officer, on May 30. You will learn best practices as well as ways you can safeguard student data in your school or district.
The responsible, safe collection and management of student data has become essential to student success. It has also transformed the way we help guide and personalize learning in the 21st century digital classroom. Educators can view individual student performance over time, identify positive and negative trends, and also make real-time adjustments to help keep them on track.
Education technology companies partnering with schools and districts to manage student data must dedicate themselves to being good custodians of this sensitive information. These companies should invest heavily in designing advanced, safe software systems. They should also ensure thorough safety protocols and procedures.
…students’ educational experience will only improve. The classroom is moving toward personalized learning, increased collaboration, empowered teachers, and better administrative tools. This helps identify and assist struggling students. We must match this movement with equally advanced safety precautions to ensure student information is secure. Student information systems and other school system vendors managing data need to embrace the mantle of good custodianship. They must also make data security their highest priority.
Rather than make the news because of security breaches affecting students, education technology companies need to take charge. They should take the lead with advanced technology safeguards, best practices policies, and an investment in security professionals in leadership positions.
Companies taking personal responsibility through a commitment to these three tenets demonstrate a genuine custodianship of student data security. This responsibility will best serve students, parents, schools and districts.
We’ve all seen the headlines of major companies getting hacked and their users’ important information being accessed. No one is 100% safe from cyber threats. No company is off limits to hackers—including schools and districts storing sensitive student information. Join Nigel King, PowerSchool Chief Architect and Chief Information Security Officer, to learn best practices and ways you can safeguard student data in your school or district.
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