Schools remain 'easy target' for ransomware as Maze targets big K-12 systems
There's a "special place in hell" for ransomware actors who go after schools during the start to a chaotic academic year, one analyst told StateScoop.
North Dakota covers schools' entry fees for national cyber competition
The state's IT agency will cover entry fees for up to 25 schools interested in joining the U.S. Air Force's nationwide CyberPatriot competition.
For families without internet, Dallas libraries install outdoor Wi-Fi
Between 7.am and 9 p.m., four public libraries will provide free public Wi-Fi to support students at families without home access.
Mississippi auditor, education agency joust over data accuracy, procurement rules
Through audits, letters to the governor and newspaper editorials, State Auditor Shad White said Mississippi Department of Education is being "called to the carpet" to correct decisions that he claims "contradict" state law.
Houston offers technical training to low-income residents, students
The City of Houston and Microsoft have announced a new training program to equip residents for technical career transitions during the pandemic.
Delaware targets underserved families with $20 million broadband investment
State leaders announced Monday a plan to invest federal CARES Act funding into improving high-speed internet access for families with school-age children.
Four 'Georgia Smart' challenge winners target traffic, social equity
Four local government receiving $100,000 in grants and university expertise are kicking off technology projects focused on improving their communities' walkability and digital infrastructure.
For pandemic recovery, STIR Labs to match universities with state and local agencies
A new program launched by the civic tech company CityInnovate, called STIR Labs, seeks to match state and local government agencies with nearby universities that can help solve upcoming challenges, such as economic recovery.
How mapping tools are improving school safety in North Carolina
Applications for risk management planning and mapping are helping state officials coordinate with school administrators and better understand their facilities.
Emergency declarations improve cyberattack recovery, report says
A new report from Moody's says Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards minimized damage by declaring a statewide emergency after a ransomware attack last month.