As many K-12 educational institutions continue remote and distance learning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) continue to receive reports of increased cyber-attacks causing disruptions.
What you need to know
In the attacks, malicious cyber actors target school computer systems rendering the systems inaccessible for basic functions. The attacks are expected to continue through the 2020/2021 academic school year. Educational leadership, informational technology and security personnel are encouraged to balance the risk when determining cybersecurity investments.
Read more about the threats and how to mitigate the risk in this CISA and FBI advisory, Cyber Actors Target K-12 Distance Learning Education to Cause Disruptions and Steal Data.
For more information
If you have additional questions regarding this or any topic regarding information security, contact Eric Spillman using his information below.
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Information systems consultant
Eric is an experienced information systems consultant in AGH's technology services group, where he participates in the delivery of technology-based management, advisory, and assurance services for middle market clients. Eric is CompTIA Security+ certified, CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst+ (CySA+) certified and CompTIA Security Analytics Professional (CSAP) certified. He also served as an information systems security officer in the United States Navy where he received and has maintained secret security clearance.