For ransomware, feds need more rigorous comms, GAO says


The Government Accountability Office issued a reminder to the federal agencies that help states and localities respond to ransomware.

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.

GAO: Feds helpful on ransomware, could be more communicative


The GAO gave federal agencies like CISA solid marks on incident response, but also found communications breakdowns, singling out the FBI.

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.

Breaking down silos and adopting a 'whole-of-state' cybersecurity approach

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Former NSA Director Keith Alexander and former North Carolina Chief Risk Officer Maria Thompson offer a whole-of-state cyber strategy.

Are ransomware attacks really on the downswing? It’s complicated


On the Priorities podcast, Recorded Future’s Allan Liska explains new data that shows a decrease in the number of ransomware attacks against the public sector.

Ransomware group Vice Society hits another school district


The ransomware group Vice Society has reportedly infected a school district in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ahead of the new school year.