10 October, 2023
With ransomware on the rise in K–12, schools see cloud and other backups as security lifeboats.
When a ransomware attack hit Oberlin City Schools in 2016, IT Coordinator Steve Nielsen thought the district was ready. Its cybersecurity vendor had assured him that the Ohio district’s cloud backups were stored in the United States. However, when Nielsen went to recover the affected systems, he found that the backups had actually been moved to China.