Today, IBM announced that it would be introducing in-kind grants to six school districts valued at $3 million to boost cybersecurity in schools. The grants will be for the school districts to sponsor teams of “IBMers” to assist in proactively preparing for cyberattacks.

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Eight K-12 public schools in Delaware County, Ind., will share $182,000 in grants from the K-12 School Technology Resilience Initiative. The goal of the initiative is to support “longer-term and equitable solutions for technology resilience for students and schools.”

North Caroline State University’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation is partnering with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) on a new project to research, pilot, and analyze emerging wireless technologies that can close the homework gap, particularly in rural areas.

Malicious actors are targeting K-12 schools with a strong increase in ransomware attacks and other cyber threats, according to a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory released December 10 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC).

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