Why patching our way out of the ransomware problem is so hard
Ransomware gets a lot of attention, but there's a critical aspect of these attacks that's not talked about enough.
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."
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?
California AG reminds hospitals to report cyberattacks
California Attorney General Rob Bonta said there have been "multiple unreported ransomware attacks" against the state's health providers.
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."
As cyber insurance costs rise, states rethink policies
As a rise in claims due to ransomware pushes up premiums, states are starting to wonder if there are other options.
Ransomware hit two Maine water facilities earlier this year
Officials said they paid no ransom and no data was compromised in the attacks on Maine's water infrastructure.
Delaware County, Pa., plans cybersecurity upgrade after ransomware attack
The Philadelphia suburb was hit by a ransomware attack last year, which cost it $25,000.
How state and local governments can prepare for ransomware
Increased funding and better coordination with outside organizations are top recommendations to improve cyber-readiness.