- 67,500 records in 22 districts were exposed since January 2011, according to a DataLossDB project report.
- Stolen laptops led to at least four data compromises.
- Budget cuts can mean fewer new programs for keeping up with security standards.
As school information becomes fragmented on personal mobile devices and cloud storage spaces, large districts are grappling with how to protect and restore data when an incident happens.
Since January 2011, data loss incidents are known to have occurred in 22 school districts, exposing over 67,500 records, according to the DataLossDB project from the Open Security Foundation. Four of those breaches happened in 2012 as a result of stolen laptops, accidental publishing of personal information on websites and security fraud from an internal malicious source. ...