Tags cybersecurity

Report shows crippling effect of ransomware in the education sector

by EdScoop Staff • 7 days ago

A new study finds that education organizations pay the most to remediate ransomware attacks, shelling out an average of $2.73 million — 48% above the global average.

As higher ed data challenges grow, so do security threats

by Jake Williams • 1 month ago

The opportunities university IT leaders see when it comes to data protection and security are vast, but the threat landscape is continuing to grow rapidly, experts say.

Third-party 'compromise' interrupts GW law students' exam prep

by Emily Bamforth • 1 month ago

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

Michigan State ransomware attack showed need for connection between IT teams

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.

Education sees the highest ransomware recovery cost compared to other sectors

by John Shier • 2 months ago

Security advisor John Shier shares findings from a security report that show wide gaps in security preparedness to defend against ransomware threats across the education sector.

Include cybersecurity in higher ed board meetings, group recommends

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.

More Black universities are getting help with their outdated IT

by Emily Bamforth • 3 months ago

The Student Freedom Initiative has signed agreements with 25 HBCUs that want help updating their technology and cybersecurity postures.

Cybersecurity — A StateScoop & EdScoop Special Report

by EdScoop Staff • 3 months ago

In this report, StateScoop & EdScoop explore the ways information security — and the people who lead those efforts — is changing in the public sector.

U. of Arizona president's contract ties IT goals to $50K in bonuses

by Emily Bamforth • 4 months ago

University of Arizona President Robert Bobbins can earn bonuses if he cuts overhead IT costs and upgrades