How Louisiana Responded to Its Recent Ransomware Attacks

Government Technology: In July, after a large-scale ransomware attack struck school districts throughout Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards issued a first-ever statewide emergency declaration related to a cyberincident.  

The attack — which state CIO Dickie Howze describes as a “single, coordinated” one — infected five separate districts and could have brought down more than half a dozen others were it not for officials' quick response.

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