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Urgent Need to Combat Cybersecurity Threats in Schools Emphasized

On September 14, 2022, the Los Angeles Unified School District sent a letter to FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner Carr, Starks, and Simington, urging the Commission to update the E-rate program by including cybersecurity costs under the E-rate Eligible Services List (ESL). Last week, the Los Angeles Unified School District suffered a ransomware attack, that caused disruptions to critical systems and to more than half a million users.

In the letter to the FCC, the Superintendent of Schools, issued an urgent call, stating, ”… I write with urgency to request the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) immediately authorize the ongoing, permanent use of existing E-Rate Program funds to bolster and maintain IT security infrastructure. …it is essential that the FCC immediately examine the E-Rate program for opportunities to allow for the use of E-Rate funds to bolster and maintain IT security infrastructure.”

The letter to the FCC can be viewed here

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