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03/10/2022
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What's the real number?

The number of ransomware attacks, data breaches and other cyber incidents affecting K-12 schools could be 10 to 20 times greater than what’s reported publicly, according to K12 Six's annual report on the state of cybersecurity in the education sector. Weak disclosure requirements for school districts and vendors results in the number of breaches being vastly undercounted, which in turn undermines efforts by researchers, policymakers and education officials to address the cyber threats that teachers and students face, the group said. Benjamin Freed reports.


A Message From AWS Educate

With over 1,500 institutions and hundreds of thousands of students who use AWS Educate, we wanted to take you on a trip around the world and highlight how students are learning and innovating with the cloud. Learn more.


Mind the intersection

State and local governments are finally taking “the intersection of technology and policy” seriously, after two years’ worth of COVID-19-driven innovation, Pari Sabety, the economic stability adviser at the nonprofit U.S. Digital Response, told StateScoop yesterday. “We’ve watched governments learn themselves and begin to approach the next decisions they’re making in a very different way,” Sabety said. Ryan Johnston has more.


Colorado county clerk indicted over election security breach

A grand jury indicted Mesa County, Colorado, Clerk Tina Peters and her deputy on 13 counts that they tampered with voting equipment and violated election-security rules. Peters, who has promoted lies about the 2020 presidential election, is accused of allowing an unauthorized individual to observe a secure software update on Dominion Voting Systems ballot-processing machines, which resulted in some devices’ passwords being posted on a conspiracy-theory website. Ben has more.


This week on Priorities

On this week’s episode of the Priorities Podcast, former New York City CTO John Paul Farmer looks back at his time with the city and talks about his new job with WeLink, a wireless broadband provider. And, as a former professional baseball player, he also offers a few thoughts on some of MLB's recent rule changes supposedly meant to make the game more "fun." Listen to the podcast.


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