Report shows crippling effect of ransomware in the education sector

Within 45 days, agencies must appoint a software manager to oversee license and agreement inventories, and begin reporting progress in their license management by Nov. 30.

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by EdScoop Staff • 1 week ago

A new report shows how managing privileged access allows organizations to run business operations, applications and critical infrastructure efficiently without sacrificing security.

by Emily Bamforth • 1 month ago

A new state budget includes community college funding for nine regional cybersecurity officers, an updated ERP system and broadband updates.

by EdScoop Staff • 1 month ago

New research from Palo Alto Networks threat intelligence team indicates that IT leaders have a false sense of security around their supply chain and need to update key security practices.

by Emily Bamforth • 1 month ago

George Washington University is scrambling to provide materials to students after its MyLaw platform was pushed offline.

by Emily Bamforth • 2 months ago

A report on a 2020 ransomware incident revealed a lack of communication between Michigan State's main IT office and a department's internal team.

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

Malicious actors have sent phishing emails referencing the new strain of COVID-19 to "dozens" of universities, according to security firm Proofpoint.

by Emily Bamforth • 2 months ago

Butler County Community College in Pennsylvania and Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois remained closed after the holiday to recover from cyberattacks.

by Benjamin Freed • 2 months ago

The risk management firm UpGuard found that SmarterSelect, which manages applications for scholarships and other financial assistance programs, left 1.5 terabytes of data unsecured.

by Emily Bamforth • 2 months ago

The University of South Carolina's CISO says flexibility is key in the public sector's ability to compete for cybersecurity workers.

by Emily Bamforth • 3 months ago

The Association of Governing Boards of Universities has released guidance for institutions on how to communicate with their information security teams.