District leaders from Baltimore County Public Schools reflect on their ongoing cybersecurity efforts and lessons learned in the course of recovering from a crippling cyber attack in 2020.
Baltimore’s procurement process caused backlogs in the Baltimore Police Department’s forensic laboratory, hindering lab testing and analysis, according to a city audit completed earlier this year.
Maryland’s inspector general partially faulted the Baltimore County school system for a cyber attack on its network in November 2020, because it had neglected to relocate database servers as advised by the state.
Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott has announced that Shelby Switzer has been hired to lead the city's Digital Services Team. Switzer is the first official hire for this team that was created in September 2022.
Valuable student data, many digital systems and devices frequently shuttled between homes and schools make K-12 districts vulnerable to cyber attack. But there are plenty of ways districts can armor up.
Plus, New Mexico has a new leader for its state broadband team; Baltimore is restructuring its digital equity work; FCC leadership is proposing an increase for minimum broadband speeds; and more.