Computer Chronicles

Version 10.1, October 2021

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Since 2016, there have been more than 1,200 cyber incidents affecting K-12 public schools in all 50 states, according to Doug Levin, national director of the K12 Security Information Exchange, a nonprofit organization that tracks the information.

Demonstrating just how important this topic is for educators, President Joe Biden recently signed a bill into law aimed at helping improve cybersecurity at K-12 schools and making them less vulnerable to ransomware attacks.

Schools have been hit hard by cybercriminals. Some districts have been victimized in ransomware attacks, which hijack computer systems and hold them hostage until their victims pay a ransom or restore the system on their own.

Let's stay on our guard this month especially and throughout the year.

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Magni Momenti Notitia

  • "Think before you click."
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  • Visit the Information Technology page on the district website for the latest news.
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