How to protect school district servers from overseas cybercriminals
By Idan Udi Edry
December 6th, 2017
To prepare for and mitigate the effects of a cyber attacks, educational institutions must create a cybersecurity culture and focus securing information not perimeters.
Beginning on September 13th, the hacker group known as the TheDarkOverLord Solutions, the same hackers that breached Netflix’s servers, breached a Montana school district’s server and stole personal information including addresses and medical records. The hackers made contact with school officials and families making violent physical threats late on Wednesday the 13th and the following Thursday. Schools across the area were closed down and extracurricular activities were cancelled the 14th-19th due to the threats, affecting over 15,000 students. On Monday night, the sheriff’s department released a 7-page ransom letter that was sent...
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Idan Udi Edry is the newly announced CEO of Trustifi, a cybersecurity company specializing in email encryption services and security. Edry is a distinguished veteran in the fields of information technology and data security, as well as an experienced leader driving innovation and execution at scale.