Security

Email Security Essentials

by Keith A. Bockwoldt, CETL

There is a fast growing trend with Phishing scams targeting school districts and businesses alike. Perpetrators are using social engineering tactics to trick people into giving up information. They’re researching organizational charts and reporting structures from your district’s website. This provides them with some initial information to start their scam.

National Education Groups Issue Principles to Guide the Use and Protection of Student Data

Washington, DC (March 10, 2015) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) and the Data Quality Campaign (DQC), along with 32 leading national education organizations representing parents, teachers, principals, superintendents, state boards of education, chief technology officers and many others, today released 10 principles for protecting and guiding the use of the personal information of America’s students.

CoSN Issues Resources to Complement K-12 Education Privacy Toolkit

CoSN (Consortium for School Networking) today unveiled two freestanding resources to accompany its in-depth, step-by-step privacy toolkit. Designed to help school system leaders navigate the complex federal laws and related issues, the complementary resources include:

•    “10 Steps Every District Should Take Today”; and
•    “Security Questions to Ask of an Online Service Provider

6 Tips for Smart IT in 2014

This column was originally printed in T.H.E. Journal, and is excerpted below. 

From building robust networks to collaborating with other departments to fund new projects, here's what you need to do to start innovating in the new year.

As 2013 draws to an end, it's time for the savvy district technology leader to look forward. We asked some smart leaders for their best ideas (and will share some of our own) to get 2014 off to a great start. Here are six actions you can take to ensure that IT is doing all it can to support the mission of your district.

CoSN Releases New Report on the Safety and Security of Personal Devices in K-12 Schools

Washington, DC (September 6, 2012) – The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) today released a Fall 2012 EdTechNext Report, titled “Safe & Secure? Managing the Risks of Personal Devices.” The latest in a series of mini-reports that explore emerging technologies and trends, this new report examines today’s advancing Bring Your Own (BYO) initiatives and related safety and security risks facing school districts nationwide.

CoSN’s 2012-2013 Back-to-School Tools for Ed Tech Leaders

Washington, DC (September 12, 2012) – With the 2012-2013 school year officially underway, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has new, refreshed and exclusive tools for education technology leaders. These resources were developed to assist chief technology officers (CTOs) and other school leaders in their bold efforts to enhance 21st century teaching and learning through the use of technology. 

 

1) Identify the ‘Essential’ Skills

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