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Risk assessments are awful, but necessary

January 4, 2023

Via: eSchool News

Between 2021 and 2022, 56 percent of K-12 education organizations were hit by ransomware, a nearly 25 percent increase from the previous year. That’s a staggering number, and a clear indication that threats against schools are only getting worse. While […]


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Protecting your schools as cyberattacks rise

December 7, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Think cybersecurity won’t or can’t impact you? Well, you would be wrong. The number of cyberattacks only continue to grow. Virtually every business you can think of has been hit–cybercriminals have targeted the pipelines we rely on for oil and […]


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Holiday ransomware attacks hit education harder than other sectors

November 22, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

With Thanksgiving break looming this weekend and the longer winter holiday break just around the corner, take note: The report found holidays and weekends make education and other sectors particularly susceptible to ransomware attacks because of typically skeletal staff working […]


Education Tech

Rethinking your K-12 cloud strategy

November 10, 2022

Via: eSchool News

The new school year is upon us, and IT teams are ramping up strategic tech investments and systems to help ensure a smooth year ahead. For many of these IT teams, challenges around cybersecurity are top of mind, with recent […]


Education Tech

How digital equity enhances cybersecurity in schools

November 9, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Digital equity in the classroom goes far beyond the need to deliver internet connectivity and devices. All students need and deserve a safe, reliable, and adaptable edtech ecosystem to support and nurture their learning experience. Behind the obvious laptops and […]


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5 safeguarding tips for schools this year

September 15, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Criminal cyber groups have made it abundantly clear that there is no type of organization they will not target–the more vulnerable they are, the easier it will be to victimize. Unfortunately for us, the organizations most at risk are often […]


Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

3 critical considerations for the future of school cybersecurity training

August 30, 2022

Via: eSchool News

A universal truth over the last two years within the education sector has been this: Students need to continue learning, whether in school, at home, or somewhere in between. For many school systems and institutions, this meant sending students home […]


Education Tech

10 back-to-school cybersecurity essentials

August 18, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Summer is over and schools are back in session across the country. If you missed the chance to prepare and test your cybersecurity protocols while students were living their best lives on summer break, there are actions you must take […]


Education Tech

5 Reliable K–12 Cybersecurity Resources

May 13, 2022

Via: EdTech Magazine

Cybersecurity is a high priority in K–12 schools, now more than ever. IT administrators can easily become overwhelmed as they search for feasible solutions to combat the rising number cyberattacks against K–12 education. There’s advice coming from every direction, corporate […]


Education Tech

3 critical elements of a K-12 cybersecurity strategy

April 15, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Technology has significantly changed the classroom experience over the last decade, with the ubiquity of the IoT, mobile apps, and teleconferencing ushering in a new era of instruction and learning. What’s more, this sea of change shows no sign of […]


Education Tech

California weighs $100M for community college cybersecurity amid application fraud

April 6, 2022

Via: Higher Ed Dive

The proposal comes after news broke last year that the 1.8 million-student California Community Colleges system received some 65,000 fraudulent student financial aid applications. The applications prompted the U.S. Department of Education to launch an investigation, and at least six […]


Education Tech

Here’s how to keep your campus data safe

March 17, 2022

Via: eCampus News

Campus IT teams understand how important cybersecurity measures are, but many struggle to pinpoint where to begin when their resources are limited. When COVID closed campuses, it also increased cyberthreats to IT networks, creating more work for already-stressed IT teams. […]


Education Tech

Critical steps to bolster K-12 cybersecurity

March 9, 2022

Via: eSchool News

This past August, the Center for Internet Security’s Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), which serves state and local governments, reported that it expects an increase of as much as 86 percent in cybersecurity incidents aimed at K-12 school […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

Federal Government Addresses Cybersecurity in K–12 Schools

January 7, 2022

Via: EdTech Magazine

The federal government is taking a closer look at K–12 cybersecurity. Last fall President Joe Biden signed the K–12 Cybersecurity Act, which gives the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency 120 days to study the cyber risks facing K–12 schools and […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

Creating safe data and reliable networks on your campus

December 9, 2021

Via: eCampus News

COVID closed campuses and also gave a boost to cyberthreats to IT networks. As data security breaches–including ransomware attacks, phishing, and unauthorized disclosures–show no sign of slowing, higher-ed IT leaders need to be ready. IT teams understand how important cybersecurity […]


Educational Stages, Secondary Education

What will it take to protect schools’ digital landscape?

November 22, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Malicious actors have been turning their attention to the nation’s schools in a significant and unwelcome way. The State of K-12 Cybersecurity: 2020 Year in Review report found an 18 percent increase in publicly-disclosed incidents over 2019 – the equivalent […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

3 tips to help your institution prioritize cybersecurity

November 22, 2021

Via: eCampus News

Colleges and universities are taking a hard look at the past year and the many data challenges they’ve faced amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. From phishing campaigns to ransomware attacks, the increased numbers of employees and students working and studying from […]


Education Tech

How schools can take cybersecurity to the next level

October 26, 2021

Via: eSchool News

In early March, 15 schools in the United Kingdom reported they were made incapable of delivering online learning for students after a cyberattack forced the education trust to shut down all systems to investigate whether the cybercriminals accessed the central […]


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Why automation is key to education’s cybersecurity problem

August 23, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Across industries, ransomware and cyberattacks have proliferated in the past year, largely due to the rapid shift to remote work and school. The education sector has been hit particularly hard–the 2020 calendar year saw a record-setting 408 publicly disclosed cybersecurity […]


Educational Stages, Higher Education

5 cybersecurity training tips higher ed should explore

August 18, 2021

Via: eCampus News

As much as 88 percent of data breaches are caused by human error, but only 43 percent of workers admit having made mistakes that compromised cybersecurity. In the past year, one-third of the breaches incorporated social engineering techniques and the […]