Baltimore County’s school system did not follow state recommendations to relocate its servers to a more secure data cloud prior to a 2020 cyberattack that wiped crucial data and affected thousands of students, employees, and retirees, state officials have found. The Maryland Office of the Inspector General of Education this week released a report based on its review of a complaint the office had received. While the inspector general did not substantiate numerous claims, it did find that Baltimore County Public Schools failed to follow recommendations by the Maryland Office of Legislative Audits the year of the attack, as well as similar suggestions made five years prior.
Baltimore County schools system wasn’t fully prepared for costly 2020 cyberattack, state report finds
January 26, 2023