Setting the Standard: ST4S Assessment

November 14, 2023

In the dynamic landscape of cybersecurity, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. At Clipboard, we are dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that not only meet but exceed industry standards of security. Our recent assessment by ST4S (Safer Technologies For Schools) from Education Services Australia is an important part of this commitment.

Why ST4S Matters

ST4S is a national privacy and security initiative for digital products in K-12 Education. More than just an assessment; it serves as a testament to our commitment to security, privacy, and excellence in providing the ultimate extracurricular management system for schools. In an era where data privacy and security breaches are a growing concern, undergoing this assessment and obtaining the ST4S assessed badge is a seal of trust that our users can rely on. It signifies that our products and services have been assessed in line with stringent security and privacy standards, ensuring that sensitive student data remains protected. This is becoming more important than ever as schools become increasingly larger targets for cyber attacks over time.

Why All EdTech Providers Should Undergo ST4S Assessment

We believe security and privacy are cornerstones of the modern EdTech industry. In today’s world, where information is currency, security and privacy are non-negotiable. Here are four reasons why other providers should strongly consider this assessment:

  1. Elevating Industry Standards: By undergoing ST4S assessment, EdTech providers collectively raise the bar for security and privacy standards, making the entire sector safer for students and the broader community.
  2. Enhancing Credibility: An ST4S badge enhances the credibility of EdTech providers to store and process sensitive school data reliably.
  3. Ensuring User Trust: In a digital world, user trust is paramount. An ST4S badge demonstrates a commitment to ensuring the privacy and security of user data.
  4. Adapting to Modern Needs: As technology evolves, so do cyber threats. Regularly undergoing third-party assessments like Safer Technologies For Schools ensures that EdTech providers adopt a cybersecurity culture of continuous improvement.

The Significance of ST4S in the Australian EdTech Landscape

Education Services Australia, and Safer Technologies For Schools, carry significant weight within the Australian EdTech ecosystem. Partaking in the assessment programme, and achieving the assessment badge, demonstrates a commitment to the highest standards of data security and privacy, making it a vital consideration for educational institutions looking for reliable technology partners.

We invite other EdTech providers to join us in this journey towards excellence, where security, trust, and standards are not just aspirations but fundamental principles.

To find out more, visit the ST4S website: https://st4s.edu.au/


Ed Colyer
Chief Executive Officer

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