Education employees may be putting student data at risk, according to a MediaPro survey that posed hypothetical situations to educators about security and privacy. Among all the respondents, over half were classified as “risks” or “novices”, meaning their actions could lead to a potentially serious cyber incident or data breach. Meanwhile, only a third of respondents were classified as “heroes”, meaning they had strong knowledge of security and privacy best practices and are likely well-prepared to deal with many cyber threats. Implications from this study shed light on the important of informing education employees about a comprehensive approach to enhancing cyber security and privacy awareness, in order to better protect important student data.
Schwartz, J. (2017). Infographic: State of privacy and security awareness in education. Bothell, WA: MediaPro. https://www.mediapro.com/blog/infographic-state-of-privacy-security-awareness-education/