By Laura Olson, Ohio Capital Journal
Could this happen in Ohio?
In October 2019, officials at a tiny western New Hampshire school district suddenly realized they had a problem on their hands.
The Sunapee School District’s servers, documents and other internal information systems had been locked down by an outside entity demanding a ransom payment.
A cyberattack, like the Colonial Pipeline one that spurred days of shuttered gas stations this spring, had seized the small, 430-student school district, which has just one full-time IT staffer and a part-time technician.
System backups meant the school district eventually was able to resume its operations without paying ransom to the attackers. But the recovery took nine days and cost more than $40,000 in fees, materials and hardware, according to Russell Holden, the district’s superintendent. More…
The Richland Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a luncheon on Friday, November 8 at the Life Celebration Reception Center (129 South Main Street, Mansfield) focusing on cyber security threats businesses may face.
There is an increasing danger of cyber-attacks directed towards businesses, especially those in the small to mid-size and government sectors. This presentation, presented by local technology professionals from ES Consulting, will provide a better understanding of those threats, why businesses need to be secure, and what steps businesses need to take; all from the high-level perspective. More…