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School districts and educational entities face new risks each day, and we are here to provide you with updates about the latest developments related to risks that can impact your organization. Look for alerts on emerging risks facing public education such as cybersecurity, emergency management, severe weather, and more.

October 2, 2019: Cybersecurity Training Program Certification

In June of 2014, the Texas legislature passed HB 3834, which requires annual cybersecurity training for elected officials as well as school district employees.

September 20, 2019: Severe Weather Alert

Severe weather can result in vehicle and property claims, health concerns, school closures, and many other outcomes that could negatively impact your organization.

August 19, 2019: Ransomware Attack on Governmental Entities

The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) reports that over the weekend, 23 governmental entities were hit with a ransomware attack. 

November 16, 2018: Known Malicious Entities Targeting School Districts

Collaborating with our members, we compiled a list of malicious entities, including domains, accounts, addresses, and other indicators associated with recent phishing attacks. 

November 16, 2018: Trends of Phishing Campaigns Targeting Texas Schools

With transactions exceeding a half-million dollars per phishing incident, attacks are increasing. In most cases, the much-needed district funds are unrecoverable. Learn more about the tools and tactics malicious entities are using.

October 17, 2018: Large Digital Thefts Target Texas School Districts

We recently observed a wave of targeted cyber-attacks in which Texas school districts have been tricked into diverting large, unrecoverable payments for school construction to fraudulent accounts.