Parchment + Quottly: How We are Turning Credentials Into Opportunities, Together
As education modernizes through digitalization, every K12 CTO wants to know how to protect the privacy and personal information of students. With good reason, as the prevalence and severity of ransomware attacks — malicious software that blocks access for money — on K12 info systems has surged by 13% in 2021, according to the 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR).
Understanding how sensitive data falls into the wrong hands is at the heart of prevention. In the DBIR, four key paths lead to data compromises within an organization:
A proactive plan to address all four of these vulnerabilities is a critical task for K12 technology managers. Parchment supports the cyber resiliency of K12 school districts by truly complying with the leading security standards like ISO 27001 and SOC2.
K12 CTOs are not only faced with the cybersecurity of your organization or district but also finding partners with the same commitment. Unfortunately, district vendors and partners were responsible for the majority of K12 data breaches, according to the 2022 State of K12 Cybersecurity – Year in Review report by K12 Six.org.
Consider our top 10 ways to prevent and secure the privacy of K12 students in the face of mounting cyber risks in 2023.