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Senate Democrats urge government to do more to protect K-12 schools against hackers

 

November 16, 2021



A group of Senate Democrats on Friday urged the federal government to do more to protect K-12 institutions and students against crippling cyberattacks, which have increasingly wreaked havoc across the nation during the past year.

Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) sent a letter earlier this week to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro MayorkasAlejandro MayorkasHillicon Valley — Immigrants being put in surveillance programs Senate Democrats urge government to do more to protect K-12 schools against hackers Trump CDC official: No 'public health reason' for border closure, Title 42 MORE detailing their concerns about student safety and privacy amid the spike in attacks.

“K-12 schools need additional support, as evidenced by the increasing number of successful cyberattacks on K-12 schools,” the senators wrote.

https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/581362-senate-democrats-urge-government-to-do-more-to-protect-k-12-schools

 

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