January 01, 2017 Cristina R. Blanton
It is a crime to access a school district’s computer or network without permission by the district.
Texas law states that it is a crime if a person accesses a computer, computer network, or computer system that is owned by the government (this includes school districts) or other entity in violation of a clear and conspicuous prohibition by the owner of the computer, network, or system. The intent of this provision is designed to target hackers who would break into a computer, system, or network to steal the information contained on the device and use the information to defraud, harm, alter, delete, or damage the property or information taken.
Read part 2 (Secure passwords: It's not as easy as 1-2-3) and part 3 (Cyber awareness starts with a plan) of the series. For more information about the Fund’s Privacy Information & Security coverage and resources, visit the Fund website.
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