Biden approves CISA study of K-12 cybersecurity
DHS's cyber agency will be tasked with investigating the risks and vulnerabilities faced by school districts and developing robust recommendations.
Ransomware actor pressures school district by emailing parents
Parents in the Allen, Texas, Independent School District received an email threatening the release of stolen data. An analyst called it a "a shift in tactics and escalation."
Many Kansas school districts never scan for vulnerabilities, auditor finds
The state's education commissioner said districts are not equipped to adhere to basic cybersecurity standards.
House members want K-12 cyber funds in reconciliation
Six members signed a letter aimed at getting including education-sector cybersecurity included in a mammoth $3.5 billion budget bill.
Why aren't schools required to report ransomware?
Better ransomware reporting could help improve defense against the cyberattacks — why aren't schools required to report their attacks?
Judge tosses lawsuit over New York school district's facial-recognition plan
A judge ruled that a December 2020 law suspending the use of facial recognition in schools rendered moot a case seeking stop a Buffalo-area district from using the controversial surveillance tech.
K-12 schools get cybersecurity guidance from industry group
The national director of The K12 Security Information Exchange said "there’s a lack of cybersecurity standards in the K-12 space."
Detroit partnership to study digital divide
Detroit, the University of Michigan and Microsoft plan to research where people do and don't have access to the internet and devices.
San Antonio builds 'dating website' for university collaboration
A website modeled after dating services is hoped to boost data-driven policy in a new partnership with the University of Texas at San Antonio.
CU Denver formalizes partnership with Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
The University of Colorado Denver announced an expansion of its partnership with the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance to study "smart city" technologies.