Illuminate Education breach that affected NYC schools spreads to Connecticut

A school district in a small Connecticut town said it too may have been affected by a breach of Illuminate Education software.

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Broadband equity? Office of EdTech is gathering ideas for states

by • 3 months ago

A federal education office is holding "digital equity education roundtables" to develop insights for states seeking federal broadband funding.

Ransomware actors steal detention slips in Illinois K-12 hack

by • 3 months ago

A detention slip from 2014 exposed in a recent ransomware attack shows the risks of organizations not deleting or archiving old data.

K-12 cyber awareness still lagging among leadership, say IT staff

by • 4 months ago

Just 12% of K-12 tech leaders said their school board members have a high degree of awareness of cyberthreats facing the education sector.

Review of K-12 cyber incident response plans has started, says Ed. Dept.

by • 4 months ago

A department official said incident response plans last updated in 2010 are getting a new look, following a GAO report last year.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, schools closed after cyberattack

by • 6 months ago

A cyberattack against the city's public schools does not appear to be related to a ransomware attack on surrounding Bernalillo County, the FBI said.

School website provider Finalsite says no data theft in ransomware incident

by • 6 months ago

A spokesperson said the company "proactively" took down its clients websites after the Jan. 4 incident, but has since restored them.

Thousands of school websites went down after ransomware strikes vendor

by • 6 months ago

Finalsite, a major web host of K-12 schools, said it has restored a "vast majority" of its customers' front-facing websites as it continues to investigate the incident.

Florida school district acknowledges data breach in ransomware incident

by • 7 months ago

Broward County Public Schools, the nation's sixth-biggest district, sent out breach notification alerts nine months after a March attack.

Education Dept. hasn't updated K-12 cybersecurity plans since 2010, audit finds

by • 8 months ago

Congress' investigative said the Education Department needs to consult with CISA about updating its planning documents, but the department replied that its role is limited.

Six states win NGA grants to close digital skills gaps

by • 8 months ago

Hawaii, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island have been selected to join the NGA's Workforce Innovation Network.