Tulane University police officer who was working security for the George Washington Carver High School basketball team this weekend was shot and killed after he went to help another staff member that was punched by a man trying to enter the game without a mask on.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and CYBER.ORG jointly announce a cyber safety video series to help those learning or working online take proactive steps to protect themselves and their business. CYBER.ORG is a cybersecurity workforce development organization that targets K-12 students with cyber career awareness, curricular resources, and teacher professional development.
Member colleges and school districts can apply for the Alertus Grant beginning February 1
February 9, 2021
Alertus Technologies announced a partnership with the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) to offer an emergency preparedness grant to Texas schools in need of enhancing their safety and notification systems. The grant, valued up to $75,000, will be offered to one qualified member of the TCEA.
The Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency started a new program to help schools identify physical security vulnerabilities at their facilities and improve safety and threat response protocols.
In a letter, U.S. Rep. Robert C. Scott, chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, urged the acting federal education secretary to open a federal investigation into Florida's Pasco County school district's practice of sharing student data with law enforcement.
In September 2020, a ransomware attack forced 6,000 elementary students to shutdown learning at the Newhall School District. Newhall isn't alone. In addition, Harford Public School, Miami Dade County, Haywood County School district in North Carolina are others that experienced similar circumstances. With ransomware surging nearly 110% and no end in sight for remote learning, the environment is ripe for cyberattacks to escalate. To get some insight, we spoke to Dmitriy Ayrapetov, Vice President of Platform Architecture at SonicWall.
ON DEMAND: This webinar will focus on the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) guidelines to help school officials navigate the challenges associated with security equipment and processes. We will learn to identify a school’s security threatscape throughout each layer of a school district and outline the reasons for making investments in security at the school board and school administrator level.