K-12 cyber maturity improving, but still lags behind other sectors

A report from the Center for Internet Security found that K-12 schools are getting better at identity management, but still have a long way to go in improving their cyber postures.

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Cyber threats in K-12 are 'here to stay'

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Even without robust funding, there are still free and low-cost steps K-12 schools can take to improve their cyber defenses, speakers said at a CISA event.

Feds still behind on K-12 cybersecurity, audit finds

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Congress' auditing arm found that CISA and the Department of Education need better coordination to improve K-12 cybersecurity.

L.A. school hackers post data after district refuses payment

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The Vice Society ransomware gang posted data it stole from the Los Angeles Unified School District, including Social Security numbers.

California Gov. Newsom signs K-12 cyber reporting bill

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation requiring school districts and local education boards to report cyberattacks to the state.

StateRAMP attracts more states, education sector

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StateRAMP, which rates state and local cloud vendor security, has new partnerships with K12 Six and the University of North Carolina.

Education Department picks partners for K-12 tech strategy refresh

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Four nonprofits will lead development of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology's next National Educational Technology Plan.

Vice Society ransomware claims credit for Los Angeles school attack

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The Vice Society ransomware outfit, the subject of a recent CISA advisory, said it attacked the Los Angeles Unified School District.

State edtech leaders say schools have insufficient cybersecurity funding 

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Just 6% of state edtech leaders say their states provide sufficient funding to protect K-12 schools from cyber attacks, according to new survey data.

Los Angeles Unified School District reports ransomware attack

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The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-biggest K-12 system, said a ransomware attack is not expected to disrupt classes.

North Dakota 'first' state to launch high-school transcript app

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A state-developed digital credential wallet is now available to North Dakota high school students who want to share their transcripts.

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