4 Steps to Combat Ransomware in Schools

Thuy Wong, President and CEO, CharterSAFE
July 8, 2021


Walking through the parking lot, your office manager sees a USB flash drive labeled “Teacher Cutbacks” on the ground.

Your lead teacher receives an email that appears to be from your IT person requesting a password reset.

Your custodian sees a flyer advertising a free meal for school employees and uses his phone to access the QR code at the bottom.

These real-life scenarios all could lead to your school or network’s data and operations software being held ransom by hackers. This form of cyberattack is known as ransomware, and it represents a growing threat to K-12 schools, including charter schools.