A study of data available from various security incident-tracking resources found that there have been 301 reported cybersecurity attacks against schools so far this year, compared to just 124 in 2018.
Even as at least one school in San Bernardino City Unified District dealt with unexpected closure owing to public safety power shutoffs stemming from dry weather and winds in the region, the school system has also been hit by a ransomware attack that made its computer servers inaccessible.
San Antonio Independent School District in Texas recently broke ground on the site where a new fiber network will connect every single campus and office facility with almost 80 miles of cabling.
The company’s Wireless Intelligence Platform uses artificial intelligence identify potential WiFi connection threats and actionable steps to optimize performance.
InterVision, a strategic IT service provider, is strengthening its consulting business through the acquisition of Fotis Networks.
CoSN’s new resource provides schools with language to incorporate interoperability into RFPs to ensure that system connectivity is a key component of all bids to develop and build new management platforms for educators.
The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protect them against malicious websites on- and off-school premises.
The Educational Opportunity Project at Stanford University is introducing an interactive interface to show schools, districts and counties compare against the national average in three measures of academic performance. The interactive data tool provides the public with information on test scores and learning rates broken down by race, gender and family income rates that can be shared as charts, maps and download PDFs.
Google is introducing a new analytics offering that allows G Suite for Education administrators to get insights into how different Google solutions are being utilized within their organizations.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools and Octorara Area School District are two early adopters of WiFi 6 hardware to improve their wireless network capabilities.