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Rebuilding after ransomware: Heartland Community College invests $1 million

by Emily Bamforth

The new investment follows a ransomware attack last October, but college leaders said the upgrades were a long time coming.

Academic fraud spikes as students study from home

by Betsy Foresman

Threat intelligence researchers at Cisco Talos said they've observed a fourfold increase in searches for homework-for-hire services since fall 2019.

Election security researchers agree — online voting isn't ready for 'prime time'

by Betsy Foresman

There have been — and continue to be — attempts to develop online voting systems, but most researchers agree, the technology to ensure a secure election hasn't arrived yet.

Phishing emails target universities with 'adult dating' lure

by Betsy Foresman

More than half of the emails sent in the campaign, which use a 15-year-old piece of malware called Hupigon, targeted universities.

Malware delayed semester start at Alabama community college

by Betsy Foresman

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

Ransomware disrupts standardized testing in Idaho school district

by Colin Wood

Though no sensitive information was leaked, administrators say the incident barred access to essential tools.

On cybersecurity, educational institutions have a people problem

by Betsy Foresman

Inside cultures that are designed to be collaborative and open, IT leaders are struggling to corral their users and educate faculty on network risks.

How to minimize IoT risks on education networks

by Jeff Jennings

Commentary: Connected devices are risky, but Fortinet's Jeff Jennings says education IT teams can take a few simple steps to protect themselves.

Students seen as increasingly capable of school hackings

by Emily Tate

Americans believe it would be "easy" for over half of high school and college students to carry out a cyberattack on schools and colleges, a recent Radware survey found.