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In its seventh annual Public Sector Cybersecurity Survey Report released this morning, SolarWinds found that a majority of education organizations surveyed have not improved their cybersecurity detection or resolution capabilities — even as attacks against schools have skyrocketed during the pandemic.
School website software provider Finalsite said today that an investigation has identified the threat actor behind a ransomware attack last Tuesday that prompted the company to shut down its systems, taking about 3,000 school websites offline for most of the week in the process.
THE Journal reached out to district technology and IT leaders, school leaders and teachers to find out what they expect to see in the new year.
Trafera, one of the largest U.S. providers of Google Chromebooks for K–12 students, on Wednesday announced it has acquired AXI Education Solutions, which sells interactive flat panels, educator professional development, and related products and services to K-12 school districts across the Mid-South.
Washington public schools are partnering with Amazon Web Services in a statewide program to train and certify 2,500 high school students in cloud computing over the next three years, and the collaboration will include new course offerings across Washington state to train students in artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, cybersecurity, and other cloud-related skills.
National education nonprofit Heart of America on Monday announced a landmark grant of over $10 million from Verizon, which will dramatically expand the organization’s partnership with Verizon aimed at infusing technology in some of the nation's most under-resourced schools.
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Three in five respondents said they had a high level of confidence in the privacy and security of the data stored in their cloud applications.
The ubiquitous Chromebook faces a formidable new contender in education. Microsoft has announced a new cloud-first edition of Windows 11, designed specifically to run on low-cost devices for use in K-8. Windows 11 SE is an operating system that's intended to provide a distraction-free environment for students and simpler administration of devices for IT.
The role of technology as an agent for creating more leveled playing fields for student learning is not new – but it has not been fully articulated before now. As a result of using technology as a platform for remote learning, both teachers and administrators now place a higher valuation on the role of technology to support students’ future success.