InaCOMP InSights

1:1 Computing in K12 – Understanding the Short & Long Term Benefits

Posted by Jamie Ogden on Apr 4, 2017 1:28:32 PM

Providing laptops, tablets, or other networked devices for students during their K12 learning experience offers substantial benefits to the students and administrators. The students receive a concrete supplemental learning tool with real-world applications. Teachers and administrators can use the presence of technology to increase efficiency in tracking and promoting progress for students. However, these positive outcomes rely heavily on the effective implementation of a one to one program.

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Topics: Education, Mobility, HP, Client Computing

5 of the Largest Ransomware Attacks on Education in 2016

Posted by Jamie Ogden on Jan 29, 2017 11:34:14 PM

 $209 million—that’s how much the FBI estimates that cyber criminals behind ransomware attacks extorted from businesses in just the first three months of 2016. Over the course of the year, ransomware attacks hit record highs, targeting hospitals, banks, and educational institutions like the Horry County school district in South Carolina.

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Topics: Ransomware, Education

Ransomware on the Rise in K-12 Institutions

Posted by Jamie Ogden on Nov 23, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Every day, security professionals face a changing threat landscape, which is characterized by sophisticated attacks, targeted emails, and major profit motive. 

According to the FBI, ransomware is quickly approaching a $1 billion annual market, and attackers no longer spare schools and libraries from their attacks.  

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Topics: InaCOMP, Ransomware, Security, Education