West Baton Rouge Schools updating devices and hardware to prevent cyberattack


As several school districts deal with cyberattacks, the West Baton Rouge school system is trying to prevent one from happening.

In a Facebook post, the school system said the Louisiana Department of Education is mandating updates to all devices and network hardware in order to protect the school system’s network from an attack.

The school system stressed that it does not have any threat or sign of compromise.

The post goes on to read that the school system is being proactive and is shutting down the entire district network to implement the mandated updates.

During the shutdown, school and district office phones may not work, but school personnel can still be reached by email.

No word on how long this process will last.

This comes one day after the Tangipahoa Parish School System phone lines and email weree offline for the most part on Monday as a precaution after district officials discovered a potential cybersecurity issue on their network Sunday evening.

Last week, state officials declared a state of emergency after several North Louisiana school districts were targeted. 

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