Under Attack: California Schools Face Ransomware Threat

According to this article, “Experts interviewed by CalMatters – including researchers, cybersecurity companies, IT employees and the FBI – all agree the number of cyberattacks has increased over the pandemic. Many believe the number of attacks on the education sector has also increased, but it’s an area so new to cybercrime that there’s virtually no comprehensive data on it. California schools, colleges and universities have scrambled to adjust. In the past five years, more than two dozen California school systems have been targeted, from Rialto Unified School District in San Bernardino to Stanford University’s School of Medicine.”

SPURR has competitively-sourced Master Contracts that public agencies can use to streamline procurement of networking infrastructure, including security applications. A recording of a recent Webinar co-hosted by Palo Alto Networks, CDW-G, and SPURR on the topic of network security and cybersecurity for K-12 may be viewed at this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/g7k7mamnxhwem3y/CDW-G%20and%20Palo%20Alto%20Networks%20SPURR%20Webinar%202021-02-23-14-03-44.mp4?dl=0