Security & Privacy

Schools Under Cyber Siege Need a Path to Resilience

It’s one thing for impassible roads to hit pause on a school schedule. It’s an entirely different and unacceptable scenario when cyber extortion not only gets in the way of educating our youth but puts data pertaining to their health, academics and social development at risk of exposure and compromise — not to mention the public funds that are flushed away to ransom payments and cleanup efforts.

K-12 Cybersecurity Attacks Mounting

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.

Malware Hits Strike Districts in 5 States

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.

Grants to Cover Cost of School Safety Software Licenses

The grant program will allow districts to cover the cost of school-wide deployment for ed tech solutions that align with the Safer Schools Framework

School Safety Provider Intros Threat Assessment Management Tool

CrisisGo’s Student Threat Assessment Manager is designed to help threat assessment teams manage investigations and coordinate support.

InterVision Acquires Fotis Networks

InterVision, a strategic IT service provider, is strengthening its consulting business through the acquisition of Fotis Networks.

DNS Filtering Service Expands to Off Campus Users

The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protect them against malicious websites on- and off-school premises.

Impero Launches App to Enhance Public Safety Communications

The EdAware app gives school staff more flexibility to record and report concerns about student safety.

Dumpster Data Breach Drives District to Dissect Disposal Details

As an elementary school was being closed down in Wisconsin, student records were pitched into a dumpster. The discovery led Oshkosh Area School District to activate its data breach protocol.

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