Online Learning Update

July 9, 2021

Rebuilding after ransomware: Heartland Community College invests $1 million

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Emily Bamforth, EdScoop

Following a ransomware attack last October that disrupted the operations of Illinois’ Heartland Community College, leaders approved a budget this month designed to rebuild defenses, but also to position systems to quickly adjust to future threats. “We were looking at our back-end data management,” said Steve Fast, public information director of the central Illinois college. “When we had to take everything down and revert to backups, the thought was, do you want to put it back the way it was before or do you want to accelerate some of these projects?”

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