Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on the U.S. government's information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He grew up in Sacramento, attended California State University, Chico, and lives in Dallas.

K-12

Wolcott, Conn., school district hit by second ransomware attack

by Colin Wood • 3 days ago

Before the district could decide to pay the first ransom from an attack in June, administrators discovered a second attack earlier this month.

Higher Education

UC Irvine creates 'information technology and data' role

by Colin Wood • 5 days ago

Tom Andriola, the chief information officer for the UC system, will head to Irvine to head a new strategic technology leadership position in October.

K-12

Ransomware shuts down classes, childcare centers in Flagstaff, Arizona

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

The district says it was forced to unplug and shut down classes, childcare centers, district preschools and an after-school program.

K-12

Buffalo schools build Wi-Fi network targeting 'homework gap'

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

The new wireless is network is expected to reach the homes of approximately 5,500 students, providing new educational opportunities after school.

K-12

Ransomware 'halts everything' in Connecticut school district

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

As Wolcott Public Schools begins a new school year, administrators announce they've spent their summer vacations attempting a ransomware recovery.

Higher Education

University of Pennsylvania launches cybersecurity boot camp

by Colin Wood • 3 weeks ago

Faculty say the program is essential not only for the region's workforce, but to offset the financial costs cyberattacks cost the country each year.

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