Linked: 5 Lessons from Fairfax County Public Schools’ Cybersecurity Failures

Sarah’s post has some good info, but this is just unbelievable…

“The Washington Post further reported that FCPS’s issues, in part, resulted from FCPS’s failure to apply software updates for nearly two years and refusal to migrate to more advanced and privacy-friendly software.”

TWO YEARS!?!?!?!?!?

People, people. Update your stuff. Apply patches, keep things relatively up-to-date. Otherwise you’re just asking to get hacked. This is true when it comes to leaving legacy tools laying around in back office server rooms, and it especially holds with tools being rolled out to connect students online.

Just, ugh.


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