Cyberattack shuts down e-learning for two days in New Palestine

wthr | August 06, 2020

Cyberattack shuts down e-learning for two days in New Palestine
The Community School Corporation of Southern Hancock County was back online Thursday. But a cyberattack on the school district’s internet network prevented remote learning the previous two days in the first week of school. "To be unable to offer that right out of the gate is frustrating, especially frustrating knowing that this was a malicious attack on our system and not something of our own doing,” said Wes Anderson, CSC Southern Hancock County director of school and community relations.

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Balbix | August 04, 2021

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AIONCLOUD | July 14, 2020

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prnewswire | November 05, 2020

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Cybersecurity is a growing industry with a rapidly increasing job market. As technology enhances and cybersecurity threats continue to grow the need for qualified candidates only intensifies. Learn why starting a career in cybersecurity is a good idea for students or individuals looking for a career change.