Chances are your school board has been investing in teaching future generations how to be good digital citizens. But what can IT and Compliance professionals in education do to protect student data stored, in devices like shared workstations, tablets, and laptops?
Deleted does not equal destroyed.
Most people we speak with assume that to delete something is to get rid of it forever. This simply is not true when it comes to sensitive data on hard drives and data storage devices. Deleting something really just hides it, giving the appearance it’s gone. But make no mistake, that data continues to live on and can be easily recovered with some basic data recovery software. Data destruction is not the area to cut corners on. A mistake here can impact the lives of your students and staff and can seriously harm the reputation of your school or board.