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.
Texas school district paid $547K ransomware demand
"There was no other choice," officials from the Judson Independent School District in Bexar County, Texas, said about their decision to pay off their hackers.
Cyber incidents against K-12 schools expected to rise by 86%
While threats against school districts continue, thousands have joined the MS-ISAC to get intelligence and security services.
New York's Emma Willard School suffers ransomware attack
Attackers obtained employee Social Security numbers and financial information, but school leaders are still evaluating the extent of the attack.
'Edtech Genome Project' seeks to guide billions in edtech spending
A new research project provides 10 variables for school leaders to gauge the success of edtech purchases as federal relief flows in.
Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson targets computer science education as new NGA chair
As the new chair of the National Governors Association, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he intends to use his home state as an example of computer science education expansion.
The 'ChaChi' trojan is helping a ransomware gang target schools
Research from BlackBerry aims to help K-12 schools and universities identify a trojan horse virus that's being used by operators of the PYSA ransomware.
Schools can use pandemic relief on cyber, senators remind Education Dept.
The department has not done enough to tell K-12 schools they can use their COVID-19 relief on cybersecurity, Sens. Mark Warner and Susan Collins wrote in letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.
IBM names recipients of K-12 cybersecurity grants
Six school districts around the country will receive $500,000 in services from the computing giant to help defend themselves against threats like ransomware.