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“Be careful about the vendors that you work with. Oftentimes, school dis-


tricts go to an RFP and sometimes they’re very focused on the lowest cost provider,” Westerman said. “Like anything, you get what you pay for, so be careful about just taking the lowest bid. Find someone who’s going to have the experience doing the job for a long period of time.” Following an Emotet malware attack in December 2017, Rockingham


County Schools in North Caroli- na made multiple upgrades to its security system. “When you live through something like that, you now have a respect for it,” said Kacey Sensenich, the district’s chief technology officer. The ransomware attack had


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infected millions of people and extorted hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide. In Rocking- ham’s case, the malware came in through a phishing email with a so-called “incorrect invoice attached.” When someone in the district downloaded the file, the virus made itself at home. With the district’s firewall pre-


venting the malware from logging onto the internet and contacting its host, Rockingham did not lose any data and was never actually served with a ransom demand. During Christmas break, the IT department nevertheless shut down the network and updated all the computers. It has since restricted network access, hired two extra people and added a 24/7 security monitoring service. The school dis- trict also contracted a new endpoint security solution provider. “The company we were working


with did not detect that malware had landed on these computers, and honestly when we called them, they told us, it was because we didn’t pay for that service,” Sensenich said. Looking at transportation tech-


nology, Sensenich said one of the best ways to protect bus data is to limit access to the network. No one in Rockingham’s transportation de- partment can work from home. “Make sure that those import-


ant things are only accessible when you’re inside the network,” Sensenich concluded. “If you’re home and you can get it, that means anybody at home could get it.” ●


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