As assessment companies offer more options for online test-taking, pencil-and-paper tests may soon become a thing of the past. However, when high-stakes testing data and personal student information is involved, online security measures are critical. As Education Dive reports, cloud-based provider Instructure has taken a proactive approach at the college assessment level, by “crowdsourcing dozens of ‘good’ hackers and paying them from a ‘bug bounty’ pool of $10,000 to find security flaws — $1,500 for top tier issues to $100 or $200 for low-level problems.” Could this approach prove to be valuable for K-12 assessment security, as well?


Read the full article here: Putting a bounty on bugs: Instructure’s Wade Billings on securing data