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Cyber hacks on schools lead to a state of emergency - Inside the Cyber 24 Podcast

Across the country, parents are busy with back-to-school shopping while kids are squeezing every minute of rest and relaxation they can out of the final weeks of summer vacation. As schools prepare to welcome students back, many are becoming targets of hackers. 

 

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Inside the episode:

 

In this week’s episode, the Cyber24 team takes a look at the recent cyber breaches at public schools that led the governor of Louisiana to declare a state of emergency. Similar attacks are popping up around the country. 

They also discuss a new report that shows enterprise-level companies are devoting more resources to their cybersecurity efforts but they aren’t sure how to know if what they are doing is effective. 

Panelists this week are VLCM's Dan Schuyler and Paul Whittier from Sophos.

 

Stories discussed in this episode:

Forbes: Louisiana Governor declares state of emergency after ransomeware attack

KJRH: Broken Arrow Public Schools victim of ransomware

ZDNet – Over half of enterprise firms don’t have a clue if their cybersecurity solutions are working

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