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Class-Action Suits Over Data Breaches No Longer Require Proof of Actual Harm, According to Federal Appeals Court Ruling

As ransomware attacks targeting the education sector grab more headlines every week, a new ruling from a federal appeals court has made it easier for people whose data is breached and leaked on the dark web to sue the organizations where the data was compromised.

FBI, CISA Ransomware Alert Warns of Vice Society Targeting Education Orgs

A joint Cybersecurity Advisory released by the FBI, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center warns that Vice Society threat actors are disproportionately targeting the education sector as recently as this month.



Survey: Third-Party Risks to Networks, Data Remains an Unmet Challenge

IT practitioners in the education sector report that vendors' access to and handling of sensitive data is often unmonitored.

Insurance Premium Credit Available for Schools Completing Mental Health Support Program

United Educators, a member-owned insurance and risk management provider for education institutions, has partnered with suicide prevention nonprofit The Jed Foundation to offer a premium credit to schools that successfully complete a JED program aimed at supporting students’ mental health and well-being.

REN-ISAC and Fortinet Partner on Threat Intelligence and Cybersecurity Best Practices

Indiana University's Research & Education Networks Information Sharing & Analysis Center (REN-ISAC) has announced a partnership with cybersecurity company Fortinet focused on sharing threat information and enhancing higher education and research cybersecurity efforts nationwide.

Gartner's Top 8 Cybersecurity Predictions for the Coming Year

The key to better cybersecurity and risk management: looking toward the future to develop a security and privacy strategy that will enable organizations to thrive even in hostile environments. To inform cybersecurity leaders' strategic planning, Gartner offered eight predictions for 2022-2023.

FBI Alert: U.S. Academic Credentials Being Sold On Various Public and Dark Web Forums

A new alert issued by the FBI warns higher education institutions that cybersecurity agents have identified U.S. college and university credentials are being advertised for sale on “dark web” criminal marketplaces and on publicly accessible internet forums.

Mental Health, COVID Top Safety Concerns in Education

Across K-12 schools and higher education, student mental health is vying with COVID-19 safety measures as the top concern for the 2022–2023 school year.

Report: Ransomware Data Breaches' Growth Last Year Equal to Last 5 Years Combined

Data breaches resulting from ransomware attacks jumped by 13% last year — equal to the last five years’ increase combined — and are impacting more education organizations than ever, according to the recently released Verizon Business 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report.

U Kentucky Installs New Video Management System

The University of Kentucky recently announced plans to deploy a new video management system from Salient Systems.