The request from the state Board of Regents certainly sounds urgent. The governing board for Kansas public colleges and universities needs more state dollars because of urgent cybersecurity threats.
We get hacking attempts daily, said Blake Flanders, president and CEO of the board, according to The Topeka Capital-Journals Tim Carpenter. We get phishing attempts with employees daily. Weve had people try to hack the live-stream server.
The regents are asking for $50 million from the Legislature this upcoming session, for the universities in Hays, Pittsburg, Manhattan, Emporia, Lawrence and Wichita.
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