Tags ransomware

Report shows crippling effect of ransomware in the education sector

by EdScoop Staff • 7 days ago

A new study finds that education organizations pay the most to remediate ransomware attacks, shelling out an average of $2.73 million — 48% above the global average.

Cyberattacks keep two community colleges closed after Thanksgiving

by Emily Bamforth • 2 months ago

Butler County Community College in Pennsylvania and Lewis and Clark Community College in Illinois remained closed after the holiday to recover from cyberattacks.

Education sees the highest ransomware recovery cost compared to other sectors

by John Shier • 2 months ago

Security advisor John Shier shares findings from a security report that show wide gaps in security preparedness to defend against ransomware threats across the education sector.

Washington Adventist University acknowledges ransomware incident

by Colin Wood • 4 months ago

The 1,500-student school outside Washington, D.C., said an attack disabled campus networks, but that in-person and virtual classes are proceeding.

Howard U. ransomware highlights threat to higher ed

by Emily Bamforth • 4 months ago

Ransomware attacks during time-sensitive periods like the start of a semester can squeeze universities harder, cybersecurity experts told EdScoop.

Howard U. cancels classes after ransomware incident

by Emily Bamforth • 5 months ago

Howard University's wireless network remains offline as workers investigate a ransomware attack first detected ahead of Labor Day weekend.

Communication key in fighting higher education ransomware, CISOs say

by Emily Bamforth • 5 months ago

Institutions are using segmented networks and multi-factor authentication to limit data breaches, but educating workers and staff is still a challenge.

Officials tell schools not to pay ransomware demands. Parents disagree, survey finds

by Benjamin Freed • 5 months ago

A survey from the cybersecurity firm Kaspersky found that 72% of parents of school-aged kids would support schools paying to avoid the leaks of stolen data.

Senate approves bill for DHS review of K-12 cybersecurity

by Benjamin Freed • 5 months ago

Lawmakers passed another bill they say is aimed at tamping down the threat of ransomware attacks against schools.