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03/25/2021
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Ransomware actors publish stolen data

Ransomware actors recently published data stolen from the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of Miami in what appears to be more fallout from the breach of IT provider Accellion’s file-sharing application, an incident that has affected dozens of organizations spanning academia, government and the private sector. While Accellion has said it’s patched the vulnerabilities in its file-transfer application, the University of Colorado, Boulder's Office of Information Security has said it plans to switch to a different vendor. Benjamin Freed reports.


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The past year was tough — here's what leaders across higher education, and state and local government, are thinking about as they move forward. See the report here.


Universities are revinventing themselves

The exodus of higher education students during the pandemic has forced many universities and colleges to redesign their approaches to student outreach and recruitment, while rejiggering their courses for an online format. Schools are doubling down on student engagement, attempting to keep their students tapped into supportive social circles while anticipating their needs and keeping them on track to graduate. The declines aren’t only a death knell for an education sector that even before the pandemic was questioning its purpose, but a portent of the nation’s future character. Colin Wood has the full story.


McAfee finds vulnerabilities in learning software

The cybersecurity firm McAfee announced this week that its researchers recently found four “critical” vulnerabilities in Netop Vision Pro, a popular brand of classroom management software used to manage online classes in K-12 schools, that if left unpatched, could allow hackers to steal user credentials, install ransomware on school IT and even take control of students’ and teachers’ webcams. Benjamin has more.


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