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Five things you should do at Educause Annual Conference 2019

by Colin Wood • 6 days ago

Book a braindate or brush up on your innovation skills. There are more than 300 sessions scheduled for this year's premier edtech event.

Student data exposed in U. Pittsburgh email attachment

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

Students who received the personal data were asked to delete it and empty the trash can folder in their email client.

Ransomware attacks against schools are surging, researchers find

by Benjamin Freed • 3 weeks ago

Nearly 50 school districts and educational institutions have been the victims of ransomware attacks in 2019, according to cloud security firm Armor.

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

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

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

Ransomware shuts down classes, childcare centers in Flagstaff, Arizona

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

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

Educators ask FCC to subsidize cybersecurity costs

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

The E-Rate program helps schools provide internet access, but education stakeholders say cybersecurity services should also be included.

Ransomware 'halts everything' in Connecticut school district

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

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

University of Pennsylvania launches cybersecurity boot camp

by Colin Wood • 2 months 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.

Why teachers are essential to building a secure 'internet of things'

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Even digital natives need help understanding the security and privacy implications of their devices, Cisco's Edna Conway told a conference audience.