What's the No. 2 Target for Ransomware?
From K-12 to universities, educational institutions nationwide are the No. 2 target for ransomware attacks, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Cybercrime has grown 400 percent during the pandemic and in these days of increased online learning, surging cyberattacks are further disrupting an already stressed virtual education process.
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With the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes an Education Stabilization Fund, state education agencies have been able to request federal grants to pay for education technology in support of online learning.
"Schools cannot ignore the need to plan for cyberthreats in their emergency operations plans."
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"A big problem is that even before the pandemic, cybersecurity hasn’t been a priority in education."
"Districts around the U.S. are fighting a wave of increasingly aggressive hackers, who are publicly posting sensitive student information."
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