Privacy & Security Hackers Post 26,000 Broward School Files Online After District Doesn't Pay Ransom
Hackers who demanded up to $40 million from the Broward School District have now published nearly 26,000 files stolen from district servers.
Privacy & Security Download Cyberattacks Are on the Rise. Here's How Schools Should Respond (Downloadable Guide)
When hackers disrupt a district's network, consequences can be wide-ranging, from unexpected costs to communication challenges.
Privacy & Security Cyberattacks on Schools Soared During the Pandemic
The number of cyberattacks on school districts surged by a whopping 18 percent in calendar year 2020, a new analysis shows.
Privacy & Security Cybersecurity Training for Educators Lagging Behind Rising Risk of Cyberattacks
Almost 80 percent of K-12 and college-level educators report using some sort of online learning platform during the pandemic.
Classroom Technology Education Technology in 2020: 8 Takeaways From a Chaotic Year
Digital technology was a lifeline for many educators this year, but it was also a source of frustration, bewilderment, and fatigue.
Privacy & Security Schools Aren't Doing Enough to Protect Their Networks, Top Cybersecurity Official Warns
The nation's top cybersecurity official urged schools to take advantage of free federal resources for safeguarding their networks.
Privacy & Security COVID-19 and Cybersecurity: 'Catastrophic Attack on Our Technology Systems'
Two large school districts have been rattled in the last week by incidents related to internet security and privacy.
Privacy & Security Large, Well-Off Suburban Districts Most Likely to Get Hacked
Bigger, wealthier districts make easier targets for hackers, a GAO analysis found.
Classroom Technology Cyberattacks Disrupt Learning Even More During COVID-19
With so many students taking classes only from home, a cyberattack can have an outsized impact on schooling.
Education Congress Heightens Emphasis on K-12 Cybersecurity During COVID-19
Congress introduced two new bills, the PROTECT Act and the National Cyber Director Act, to strengthen cybersecurity measures across the nation, including for schools.
School & District Management K-12 Tech Leaders Prioritize Cybersecurity, But Many Underestimate Risks, Survey Says
Less than 20 percent of respondents to a new CoSN survey marked any items on a list of cybersecurity threats as "high-risk" from their perspective.
Privacy & Security Zoom Use Skyrockets During Coronavirus Pandemic, Prompting Wave of Problems for Schools
Schools across the country are evaluating their use of the videoconferencing tool, some banning it and others trying to use it safely.