A new joint advisory – warning of cyber threats to K-12 schools – was released by the FBI, CISA, and MS-ISAC. Please share widely.
Wall Street Journal: Why Schools Are Getting Hacked
The WSJ’s Tawnell Hobbs has been writing about the issue of K-12 ransomware. This podcast focuses on the harrowing experience of a Texas school district featured in one of her recent stories.
The Public Disclosure Conundrum
School districts may not have to disclose cybersecurity incidents to families or employees. Yet, opting for secrecy comes with even bigger problems.
FBI Warns Schools on Ransomware, RDP Vulnerabilities
According to news reports from Politico and ZDNet, the FBI has issued a warning about ransomware attacks targeting school districts.
Rockford Public Schools (IL): Recovering from a Ransomware Attack
Jason Barthel, the Executive Director of Technology for Rockford Public Schools, offers insights into how his district is recovering from a ransomware attack in a must-read blog post and podcast.
Unpatched School Servers Allows Ransomware to Flourish
Two years after security patches were published to address the issue hundreds of U.S. K-12 schools still haven’t fixed vulnerabilities in their servers at the root of WannaCry ransomware and its variants.
Help ProPublica Report on Ransomware
FBI, ED: “Cyber Criminal Group Threatens Schools and Students”
The FBI (Cyber Division) and the Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General issued a warning about cyber-extortion schemes focused on public schools.
Criminals Make Schools’ Data a Target
These are new threats facing schools. They are harming individuals. They are disrupting school schedules – and class time – and they are costing schools and taxpayers a lot of money. We need an effective and comprehensive response.