FCC's E-Rate updates don't look to the future, education leaders say
Updates to E-Rate are expected to benefit small and rural schools, but districts won't get any extra help when it comes to cybersecurity.
New computer science task force to guide Arkansas’ educational offerings
A new multidisciplinary group is tasked with giving students "the best computer science education possible.”
Yet another school district hit by ransomware, this time in Illinois
Nearly 50 school districts and hundreds of schools have been hit by ransomware this year. Sycamore Community School District 427 is the latest victim.
Student hacker grabbed personal data of thousands of Maryland students
Now facing possible criminal charges, the student's activities have been revealed as more extensive than originally believed.
Filling the cybersecurity workforce gap is education’s responsibility
Commentary: With the huge demand for cybersecurity professionals, it’s the job of universities and high schools to step up, says Eileen Belastock.
$120K for dorm Wi-Fi upgrades? College CIO does it himself instead
After a case of sticker shock, Illinois College's assistant CIO rolled up his sleeves and recruited a student worker to fix a weak wireless signal.
Educause cyber director looks to grow higher ed CISO community
Months into his role as Educause's cyber director, Brian Kelly is leaning on his experience as a CISO to build a community for his peers.
Higher ed cyber assessment tool approaches evangelism phase
Cyber leaders across higher ed hope to expand a vendor assessment project called HECVAT to reach more universities and vendors.
Cyber automation enables UNC school to focus on bigger threats
New tools from Cisco are allowing a three-person team to do "encrypted threat analytics and more," said chief information security officer Don Bryant.