K-12 Cybersecurity 2019 Year in Review

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Cyber Attacks on Schools Tripled in 2019, Report Finds

The frequency and severity of K-12 cyber-attacks is dramatically on the rise, according to a report released recently by the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center. During calendar year 2019, the center cataloged 348 publicly-disclosed school cyber incidents. That includes malware outbreaks, phishing attacks, denial of service attacks, and more.

K-12 needs better planning for cyber incidents

K-12 schools in the US are more likely to suffer cyberattacks today, and criminals are more likely to research and target school districts – all as schools are more dependent on technology than ever before. This according to Doug Levin, president of EdTech Strategies and creator of the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

Report: Cybersecurity Incidents at K-12 Schools Nearly Tripled in 2019

For the first time since the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center began collecting data, schools have canceled classes or closed due to cybersecurity attacks. As schools become increasingly reliant on technology for teaching and learning, it is putting them at greater risk for cybersecurity incidents, which is apparent in the findings of a new cybersecurity report.

T&L Leadership Summit Preview-The State of K-12 Cybersecurity/2019 Year in Review Released

(Image credit: The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center) The countdown is on for the next Tech&Learning Leadership Summit in Washington, DC March 13 and 14 and Doug Levin, keynote speaker and founder of the K-12 Cyber Incident Map, has just released his annual report that identifies cybersecurity threats facing U.S.

K-12 Cybersecurity 2019 Year in Review Part II: K-12 Cyber Incident Data

(Image credit: The K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center) The countdown is on for the next Tech&Learning Leadership Summit in Washington, DC March 13 and 14 and Doug Levin, keynote speaker and founder of the K-12 Cyber Incident Map, has just released his annual report that identifies cybersecurity threats facing U.S.

2 Doña Ana County school districts recovering from ransomware as threats increase

CLOSE Cybersecurity experts warn that ransomware attacks on U.S. public schools tripled in 2019. SUNLAND PARK – For the second time in seven months, the Gadsden Independent School District is cleaning up after a ransomware attack prompted staff to shut down internet and phone service temporarily this week.

Number of Student Data Breaches, Ransomware Attacks nearly Tripled Last Year, report says – The Times of Houma/Thibodaux

Public K-12 education agencies across the country experienced a total of 348 cybersecurity incidents during calendar year 2019, which is nearly three times as many incidents that were publicly disclosed in 2018, according to a recent report by the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.