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Schools at High Risk of Being Hacked

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Oct 5, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 18:02

Oil pipelines, city governments, hospitals, and police departments have all experienced high-profile ransomware attacks in the last few years. But schools are the most common target. Hackers have published the private information of students from hundreds of elementary, middle, and high schools in the US so far this year. What is that information? And how can schools do a better job protecting it? Doug Levin is the national director of a new non-profit designed to improve cybersecurity in schools. It’s called the K12 Security Information Exchange. (Segment produced by Aubrey Johnson)