Schools Targeted With Malware, Ransomware & Software Viruses
School Virus Software Warnings: The FBI is warning schools to be cautious as they reopen their doors this year. Another type of virus is snaking its way through the American school system, and it’s prevalence is due, in part, to COVID-19.
School systems are fast becoming the favorite targets of cyber criminals. In an effort to defend their networks and computer systems from hackers, school administrators are implementing a multi-layered approach to school cybersecurity.
CIPA & GPO – Warnings and Guidelines
School systems are under increasing pressure and deadlines to comply with CIPA and GPO guidelines. As school virus software attacks and warnings escalate, more preventative measures are being sought. Enlisting advanced application-allow whitelisting as part of the GPO and CIPA guidelines to keep K-12 students safe, some of the best cyber security whitelist solutions are increasing being used by K-12 school IT departments.
PC Matic Cybersecurity Solutions for K-12 Schools is one of the best anti-malware and ransomware protection products on the market. The cyber security team at PC Matic has conducted extensive research into school district virus and malware attacks. Read more about how to protect your school from cybercriminals.
School Software Virus Warnings Are Increasing
This K-12 cyber security article highlights the importance of protecting schools dealing with increasing numbers of school software virus warnings they are receiving. An article by Channel Futures outlines more information on why.
Keep an eye on Tech Talk – the best resource for Cyber Security Info & Help online, as we delve further into school security in the next few weeks.
As always, stay safe out there.
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