• DATA SECURITY PRACTICES FOR EDUCATORS

    Educational agencies are experiencing more frequent cyberattacks. These attacks involve stealing data, holding information systems hostage and causing disruptions in service. Follow these simple tips to help enhance your district's security.

    DATA PROTECTION REMINDERS

    Email Practices - Exercise caution before clicking on a link in an email or opening an attachment.

    Workstation Practices - Lock workstations when leaving them unattended.

    Password Practices - Establish strong passwords. Do not write down passwords and leave them in an easily accessible location.

    Data Handling Practices - Use appropriate tools when handling data. Never send sensitive information through unencrypted email.

    Privacy Practices - Do not establish accounts for students to access online resources without consulting with administration.