Tags cybersecurity

Move to remote learning was 'shockingly seamless,' but will it stick?

by Colin Wood • 3 weeks ago

Two university CIOs said this week that their rapid transitions to remote teaching environments went smoothly, preparing a "great reckoning" for the future of higher education.

Michigan State hit by ransomware threatening leak of student and financial data

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

A blog associated with the NetWalker malware posted screenshots of file directories and a student's passport, saying the files will be published if a ransom is not paid.

U. South Florida to offer cybersecurity courses for K-12 districts

by Jake Williams • 2 months ago

The new program, which launches at schools in three Tampa-area counties this fall, will stress the importance of IT security and attempt to create talent pipeline to help close the cybersecurity workforce gap.

Modern network security tools to reduce ransomware threats

by EdScoop Staff • 2 months ago

The open nature of networks at higher-education institutions increases the risk of ransomware attack, but six steps can help CISOs strengthen their defense.

'Zoombombers' disrupted online classes at several schools, FBI says

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

The FBI issued a warning Monday that's it's received reports of video conferences being disrupted by explicit and hateful images and comments.

Coronavirus phishing scam targets university students, staff

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Fraudulent emails claiming to have important information on the current health crisis is installing malware and stealing log-in credentials from universities.

Ryuk ransomware shuts down New Mexico school district a second time

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

Gadsden Independent School District is working to restore systems after being hit by the same ransomware virus for the second time in less than a year.

Purdue University joins Space ISAC for research, workforce development

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

Purdue is the first university to join the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center to help protect assets and infrastructure in space.

Responding to ransomware, Loyola U. launches cybersecurity degree

by Colin Wood • 5 months ago

School leaders say rising industry demand and recent destructive cyberattacks underscored the need for more cybersecurity education.