Security & Privacy

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.

District Pays Cyber Ransom as Business Decision

A New York school district superintendent has gone public with some of the details of a ransom his school system paid earlier this summer to regain access to school systems. Rockville Schools and its insurance company paid $88,000 in bitcoin through a third-party negotiator. The original ransomware demand was for $176,000, according to Superintendent William Johnson.

After Ransomware Attack, District Hopes to Mandate Security Awareness

An Illinois school district is working "around the clock" to bring its network back up after a ransomware attack. The problems struck Rockford Public School District 205 on Sept. 6, 2019, during the same week its 28,000 students returned to the classroom.

Online Student Monitoring Platform Prevents Suicides

Thirteen school districts are utilizing Gaggle’s safety solutions to track and respond to safety issues and threats by monitoring online learning collaboration tools utilized by students.

Students Less Insecure About School Safety Than Their Parents

A wide-ranging survey on a multitude of education topics among adults and high schoolers found that the students viewed school safety differently from their parents.

Group Calls on FCC to Lift 'Significant Funding Limitations' in E-rate Program

CoSN wants the FCC to revamp its funding program for school internet access and network infrastructure projects to address cybersecurity needs.

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