Educational institutions and hacking: lessons learned

Illegal hacking into an organisation's online information systems is on the increase and no organisation is safe, including educational institutions. This year North West State College in Florida revealed that hackers stole personal data from employee files leading to identity theft. As many as 2,200 employees could have been affected.

The risks for educational establishments is that they have many users many of whom are transient i.e. students who move on within a short period of time. Organisations were also early adopters of technology, some of which may probably need updating.

Lawyers Jonathan Armstrong and Eric Sinrod from Duane Morris LLP discuss their views in their latest Tech Law 10 transatlantic podcast.