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The K-12 education community has become the No. 1 target for ransomware since the school year started. Ransomware actors have stolen – and threatened to leak – confidential student data to the public unless institutions pay a ransom.

AEM is proud to support the US Department of Education’s Student Privacy Policy Office with the launch of the Chief Privacy Officer (CPO) Network for state education agencies.

The CPO Network has kicked off with CPO participation from 28 states, representing privacy and security leadership over education records for more than 30 million public education students. CPOs in the network bring a range of experience, from one month in their role to more than 17 years of direct experience.

Learn more at our Education Data Services blog >>

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