Published April 1, 2019 Dive Brief:

When it comes to cybersecurity, Raytown Quality Schools Director of Institutional Technology Melissa Tebbenkamp tells Education Week that staff and students inadvertently sharing information or clicking on links is what puts districts at the greatest of risk of an attack.

Teachers, faculty and students should be coached on how to avoid unintentionally clicking malicious links or files in phishing emails or sharing information about students or staff, including addresses, social security numbers or school records. An unexpected uptick in viewer traffic could also indicate hackers are staking out a district.

Hackers are particularly interested in school records because they can sell for

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