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Cyberattacks against America’s K-12 schools are on the rise. janiecbros via iStock / Getty Images Plus

K-12 schools need to take cyberattacks more seriously

America's public schools often lack the adequate security to protect their students' most sensitive data from being linked on the web.
Ransomware attacks often strike local government computer systems, which poses a challenge for protecting elections. PRImageFactory/iStock via Getty Images

Ransomware can interfere with elections and fuel disinformation – basic cybersecurity precautions are key to minimizing the damage

A ransomware attack on election-related government computers in a Georgia county raises the specter of more disruptions for Election Day voting and vote tabulation.
Twitter mediates so much in the public sphere that weak points at the company are weak points in society. NurPhoto via Getty Images

Twitter hack exposes broader threat to democracy and society

Hackers demonstrated they can take over Twitter's technology infrastructure, a brazen move that hints at how such an attack could destabilize society.
Cybercriminals view colleges as high-value targets. Issaro Prakalung / EyeEm/GettyImages

Ransomware criminals are targeting US universities

As colleges and universities strive to protect their campuses from COVID-19, they must also pay attention to cyberattacks that target sensitive data, a cybersecurity expert warns.

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