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Conti ransomware gang hits Broward County Schools with $40M demand

Coral Glades High School, part of Broward County Public Schools. The $40 million ransomware attack on the district was one of a wave of cases targeting educational institutions over the last couple of weeks. (Formulanone, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons) The Conti ransomware gang encrypted the systems at Broward County Public Schools several weeks ago and threatened to…

Finalists: Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program

Amid talk of cyber talent shortages, as well as efforts to increase diversity, education of young professionals in cybersecurity skills becomes critical. Colleges and universities offer an opportunity to engage men and women from a range of backgrounds early and often, feeding the pipeline for organizations across all verticals. The finalists in this category are…

U.S. universities at risk of back-to-school and Covid-19 email fraud

The top 20 universities based in the U.S. are failing to implement proper DMARC protections and policies, opening the door for fraudsters to spoof their email domains and convincingly impersonate them at a time when students are likely expecting to receive a wealth digital communications related to back-to-school instructions, researchers warn. In particular, students and…

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