Cyberattacks on schools and academia in general are on the rise again. According to Checkpoint Software, weekly attacks against education organizations increased 30% quarter over quarter last year compared to a 6.5% increase across other US sectors.  Hackers are homing in on soft targets, and some of the hackers are coming from inside. In September 2020, a Florida teen launched “a series of DDoS attacks that helped shut down one of the nation’s largest school districts for its first three days of virtual […]

The rash of hacks and breaches – in everything from the retail industry to politics and financial institutions – has put cybersecurity on the minds of every organization that depends in any way on an IT infrastructure. As the education sector becomes more closely integrated with education information technology, the capability of a particular school district to improve results grows […]