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Tuesday, August 5 • 11:00 - 11:30
#edsec: Hacking for Education

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Every day, endless consumer and educational technologies provide learning opportunities in classrooms across the planet. We already live in a world where every moment of a child’s life can be recorded with metadata attached-- but what if sensitive education data became part of metadata profiles, too? While there has been a recent massive influx of investment and resources into education technology, few schools have the appropriate resources to build secure infrastructure for sensitive student data, and few education technology companies take the challenge of securing student information seriously. This talk will examine the current state of (in)security in schools and in the education technology industry that leaves sensitive student data and private information exposed for anyone with a basic understanding of hacking to exploit. In addition to exposing the gaping security holes and lack of minimum encryption standards in educational technology, it will focus on ways that hackers, technologists and parents can advocate for more security protections that will keep the private data of children safe and sound.

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Jessy Irwin

Security + Privacy Communications
Jessy is a marketing communications professional working in security in San Francisco. She is an outspoken advocate for stronger privacy and security protections in education technology, and spends as much time as possible teaching educators about online privacy + security. She regularly... Read More →

Tuesday August 5, 2014 11:00 - 11:30 PDT
Tuscany Suites 255 E. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV

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