Howard U. ransomware highlights threat to higher ed
Ransomware attacks during time-sensitive periods like the start of a semester can squeeze universities harder, cybersecurity experts told EdScoop.
Howard U. cancels classes after ransomware incident
Howard University's wireless network remains offline as workers investigate a ransomware attack first detected ahead of Labor Day weekend.
Higher ed can't solve rising cybersecurity problems, but it can manage them
Instead of clamming up, institutions should collaborate and share information to ease the burden ever-increasing cyberthreats, speakers said during a panel.
Higher ed leaders sketch cyber workforce plans at White House meeting
The Texas university system and Whatcom Community College announced plans to grow a diverse pool of cybersecurity professionals.
TikTok wants to promote cybersecurity education
The social-media company is supporting an effort by the National Cyber Security Alliance to encourage college students to cybersecurity careers.
Communication key in fighting higher education ransomware, CISOs say
Institutions are using segmented networks and multi-factor authentication to limit data breaches, but educating workers and staff is still a challenge.
Augusta, Ga., colleges join forces on cybersecurity degrees
The leaders of Augusta University and Augusta Technical College announced a new partnership to develop students pursuing IT security degrees.
Officials tell schools not to pay ransomware demands. Parents disagree, survey finds
A survey from the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky found that 72% of parents of school-aged kids would support schools paying to avoid the leaks of stolen data.
Senate approves bill for DHS review of K-12 cybersecurity
Lawmakers passed another bill they say is aimed at tamping down the threat of ransomware attacks against schools.
University of Kentucky reports breach of digital education program
Officials said malicious actors may have targeted a program called "Digital Driver's License" that actually has nothing to do with government-issued IDs.