FireEye.com is an end point security service that offers to protect your company’s sensitive data.  Their website purports to show cyber attacks in real time from around the globe. They track the origin of the attack and the target industry.

 

Note in the bottom corner the top five industries that hackers are going after.

No. 1 is education.

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To see the map in real time, click on the image.

Your child’s personal information that is stored in the state MOSIS system and the college data storage systems are a prime target for cyber attacks. Isn’t it time we make sure those databases are secure and do not contain information that can be used for identity fraud?

Anne Gassel

Anne has been writing on MEW since 2012 and has been a citizen lobbyist on Common Core since 2013. Some day she would like to see a national Hippocratic oath for educators “I will remember that there is an art to teaching as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy and understanding are sometimes more important than policy or what the data say. My first priority is to do no harm to the children entrusted to my temporary care.”

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