New York state school districts face deadline to improve cyber security

Celia Watson Seupel reports:

Protecting Saugerties school district data from hackers could cost $70,000 annually — money that’s “not going to improve the quality of education,” Board of Education Trustee Krista Barringer said.

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Protecting school district data from hackers has become mandatory. A new regulation adopted by the state Board of Regents took effect Jan. 29, 2020. It states that “each educational agency shall adopt and publish a data security and privacy policy” by July 1, 2020.

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