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'


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 


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


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


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