Cybersecurity nonprofit K12 Security Information Exchange is inviting K–12 IT and network security practitioners to submit their input and feedback for the upcoming 2023–24 edition of the K12 SIX Essential Cybersecurity Protections Series of guides for public schools’ risk management efforts.
Incident response software provider Centegix has introduced a digital mapping solution called Safety Blueprint that provides a “dynamic, multi-layered map of all campus facilities and spaces, including the precise location of all safety assets,” to help district leaders plan better incident management and emergency response, according to a news release.
In response to increases in ransomware attacks in the education sector, IBM is expanding its Education Security Preparedness Grants program, offering $5 million in in-kind grants "to help address cybersecurity resiliency in schools."
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center have published a new guide to help K–12 schools strengthen their school safety reporting programs with actionable advice for encouraging students and school stakeholders to report potentially unsafe situations.
In its new State of Ransomware 2023 report, data security provider Sophos found that the education sector had been impacted by ransomware significantly more than any other sector.
The nonprofit organization Women in Cybersecurity has partnered with the Information System Security Certification Consortium, aka (ISC)², to launch their new Certified in Cybersecurity Certification Summer Camp.
School safety provider Raptor Technologies and The “I Love U Guys” Foundation will integrate the nonprofit’s practical methodologies with Raptor’s software to offer a joint training program to teach schools how to standardize safety procedures and reunifications following emergencies, according to a news release.
Nearly two-thirds of chief information security officers in the U.S. education sector believe they’re likely to experience a material cyber attack in the next 12 months, and 62% have dealt with a material loss of sensitive information in the past 12 months, according to the newest Voice of the CISO report published this week by cybersecurity company Proofpoint.
A new survey of public sector IT professionals finds that the biggest data security threats come from a wide range of sources, from simple carelessness to intentional hacking from foreign governments.
Ransomware is the most significant cyber threat in the education sector, and K–12 schools and colleges and universities are both targets.
Rising cyberattacks, new federal requirements, and an evolving education landscape have pushed cybersecurity to the forefront for just about every district IT leader.