Focus on users during pandemic, says university CISO
Universities don't need to buy every new tool, said University of Oklahoma CISO Aaron Baillio, but they do need to educate and watch their users.
NetWalker ransomware continues streak of college attacks
The University of California, San Francisco and Columbia College in Chicago were hit by the same malware that recently targeted Michigan State University.
Michigan State hit by ransomware threatening leak of student and financial data
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.
Modern network security tools to reduce ransomware threats
The open nature of networks at higher-education institutions increases the risk of ransomware attack, but six steps can help CISOs strengthen their defense.
Ryuk ransomware shuts down New Mexico school district a second time
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.
Ransomware used HVAC to infect Michigan K-12 district
Students were told to stay home as staff at Richmond Community Schools work to restore functionality to heating, telephone and other critical systems.
Senate bill would order DHS to review K-12 cybersecurity
New legislation would direct DHS to review of K-12 cybersecurity risks and implement guidelines to defend against threats like ransomware.
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.
Ransomware forces New Mexico school district to scrub 30,000 devices
Administrators declined to engage with their ransomers, opting instead to wipe the hard drives of 39 schools' computers one by one.