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Maryland leaves student sensitive data unencrypted

The Maryland Department of Education "inappropriately" stored more than 1.4 million students' Social Security numbers, according to a recent audit published by the Maryland General Assembly. The audit found that that the state education department stored personally identifiable information in databases and applications in plaintext format, leaving it vulnerable to bad actors.

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Virginia college partners with Marines on data intelligence program

The courses will focus on cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence education for marines and civilians alike.

FCC votes to auction off Educational Broadband Service in 2020

Telecommunications providers will soon compete for licenses for the 2.5 GHz spectrum to build out the next generation of their wireless networks.

Florida's statewide student data project alarms privacy groups

Civil rights watchdogs say the data-collection project to prevent school gun violence is being pushed into students' lives haphazardly.

Cybersecurity clinic at Indiana U. positions itself as regional hub

Many organizations have cybersecurity needs, but IU will focus on the Midwest's local agencies and businesses, a largely under-resourced niche.

Alaska universities brace for disruption after cuts

The loss of more than $130 million in state funding will force the University of Alaska's IT office to do "less with less."

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