Tags cybersecurity

Activists pressure colleges to abandon facial-recognition tech

by Betsy Foresman • 5 days ago

Advocacy group Fight for the Future says the potential harm of facial recognition is too great and that higher education should give it up altogether.

Texas K-12 district loses $2.3 million in email scam

by Betsy Foresman • 6 days ago

Manor Independent School District, which disclosed the theft last week, says it's following several "strong leads" alongside the FBI and local police.

Malware delayed semester start at Alabama community college

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

Classes began days late on Wednesday as Wallace State Community College and federal authorities investigate what took many of its systems offline.

Ransomware used HVAC to infect Michigan K-12 district

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

Students were told to stay home as staff at Richmond Community Schools work to restore functionality to heating, telephone and other critical systems.

Arkansas to develop statewide high-school cybersecurity program

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

The new curriculum and courses will give students the ability to immerse themselves in industry-relevant concepts and prepare for future careers.

Ed. Dept., Educause partner to promote cybersecurity collaboration

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

The department says exchanging expertise and intelligence on information security will help institutions better safeguard student data.

Senate bill would order DHS to review K-12 cybersecurity

by Benjamin Freed • 1 month ago

New legislation would direct DHS to review of K-12 cybersecurity risks and implement guidelines to defend against threats like ransomware.

FCC's E-Rate updates don't look to the future, education leaders say

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

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

by Colin Wood • 1 month ago

A new multidisciplinary group is tasked with giving students "the best computer science education possible.”